Published: Sun, June 10, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

How can Rwandans beat plastic pollution?

How can Rwandans beat plastic pollution?

Through a process called photosynthesis, these one-cell plants produce oxygen for our consumption and are the foundation of ocean life.

Asia's most popular English Premier League club is aiming to even the score against plastic pollution with its new uniform, each of which is made out of 28 plastic bottles collected from beaches.

The UN is warning that plastic pollution now stands as one of the biggest environmental challenges of our time.

The guest speaker is Laura Griffith-Cochrane, marine biologist and curator of the Ucluelet Aquarium. Additionally, under the Global Environment Facility funded Integrating Water, Land and Ecosystems Management in Caribbean Small Island Developing States Project (GEF IWEco) being co-executed by CARPHA and UNEP, a research component will focus on marine litter impacts on the environment and biodiversity including microplastics.

The effects of your plastic have a harmful impact on the environment, especially the ocean, as it takes decades to break down and is often considered food by marine animals. They are the major source of food and medicines and a critical part of the biosphere.

Admission by donation to support the work of the Sustainability Action Group for the Environment. However, the eco-system of this diverse marine life is endangered due to ever increasing pollution mainly caused by excessive and uncontrolled use of single-use plastic.

There's far too much plastic in the world's oceans, and the problem continues to build up. NextWave is an honest attempt on the part of Dell and other participating companies to develop a sustainable model for reducing plastic waste.

All countries around the Mediterranean should boost recycling, ban single-use plastics such as bags and bottles, and phase out the use of micro plastics in detergents or cosmetics by 2025.

A year ago there were over 1,000 events held in 118 countries, and online the hashtag #worldoceansday made over 2.78 billion impressions on Twitter and Instagram combined. As the product description explains, Parley Ocean Plastic yarn "is made from recycled waste, intercepted from beaches and coastal communities before it reaches the ocean". More than 14 million tonnes of plastic is dumped into oceans every year. But the scientific community is kind of now lagging behind society in the eagerness to take a stand and solve the problems.

Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador is marking World Oceans Day with a "social media day of action", CEO Craig Pollett said. But if many of us act together, we can reduce the amount of plastic in the ocean, and show the world that we demand less disposable plastic in our everyday lives!”.

Firstly, we should reduce our dependency on plastics. The concept of a "World Oceans Day" was first proposed in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro as a way to celebrate world's shared ocean and to raise awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives.

We'll use a plastic straw in our smoothie, for example and excuse it as one small thing.

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