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Plastic pollution on course to double by 2030

New York: Plastic pollution in oceans and other bodies of water continues to grow sharply and could more than double by 2030, according to an assessment released on Thursday by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Japan adopts policy to reduce plastic waste, aims to lead by example at G20 summit

Tokyo, May 31 (Xinhua): A policy package was adopted by the Japanese government on Friday to reduce the amount of plastic waste the nation produces amid similar efforts worldwide and ahead of the Group of 20 (G20) summit in Osaka in June.

World Migratory Bird Day highlights deadly risks of plastic pollution

New York, May 12 (IBNS): Saturday marked World Migratory Bird Day which, this year, is raising awareness about the serious threats that plastic pollution poses to bird life, with a call for urgent measures to end the problem.

No more plastic in the ocean?

Tel Aviv, Dec 26 (IBNS): According to the United Nations, plastic accounts for up to 90 percent of all the pollutants in our oceans, yet there are few comparable, environmentally friendly alternatives to the material.

The world is being ‘swamped’ by harmful plastic waste says UN chief, marking Environment Day

New York, June 6 (IBNS): The world must unite to “beat plastic pollution” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for World Environment Day on Tuesday, noting that microplastic particles in the ocean, “now outnumber stars in our galaxy”.