Our ocean’s plastic pollution has terrible effects on biodiversity, fishing, tourism, and coastal communities. In order to address this issue, the EU has taken numerous actions, including direct legislative measures, awareness-raising efforts (such as the ongoing #EUBeachCleanup), and financial support for creative projects addressing marine plastic pollution. One of those initiatives is the EU-funded project “STRANDET,” which helps recycle a significant volume of plastic that has been gathered on beaches in Denmark’s north-west Jutland.
The subsidiary of Qatar Airways Group, Qatar Aviation Services (QAS), announced its partnership with International Air Transport Association (IATA) to join the latest expansion of the IATA Environmental Assessment Programme (IEnvA) for ground service providers as the first ground handler globally.
Pharmacy joins other retail chains vowing to stop sales of plastic wipes by end of this year, as part of efforts to cut non-biodegradable waste.
75% of ocean littler is still plastic or polystyrene and the government approach not good enough, say campaigners