Monday, 21 June, 2021

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A new report showing the impact of plastic pollution on travel and tourism has been launched. Authored by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), it is titled: RETHINKING SINGLE USE PLASTIC PRODUCTS Read more…


As the 2021 World Environment draws closer, Nigerian youths will have the opportunity of the occasion to proffer ways of tackling plastic pollution. To this end, a virtual round table on this phenomena will be organized by the Federal ministry Read more…


The U.N Environment agency says marginalized communities and communities living in close proximity to plastic production and waste sites are the most vulnerable to plastic pollution. Its report – Neglected: Environmental Justice Impacts of Plastic Pollution – calls for the Read more…


Nigeria has joined the global coalition to tackle the menace of plastic pollution. This will be under the auspices of the World Economic Forum’s Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP), a platform that works with governments, businesses and civil society to Read more…


Cash support the equivalent of Canada’s GDP It is now confirmed that at least climate-unfriendly businesses received a whooping $1.6 trillion sectors from the world’s biggest banks in 2019. That cash-injection is equivalent to the entire Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Read more…


Global business giant Amazon has been accused of generating plastic waste to the tune of 465 million pounds. This is comprised of air pillows, bubble wrap, and other plastic packaging items added to the approximately 7 billion Amazon packages delivered Read more…


The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) says plastic pollution – particularly at sea – can be addressed using smart technology. UNEP, in a joint finding with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), said over 8 million metric tonnes of plastic litter Read more…


Incoming American president Joe Biden has his work on the environment cut out. Apart from ensuring the full implementation of his much-touted $2 trillion green deal and taking the United States back to the front-burner of climate action, he also Read more…


More than 400 young Africans have been celebrated for leading communual efforts against platic pollution. They were part of the African Youth Summit – Tide Turners Plastic Challenge. These young Africans were commended for showing leadership and raising awareness through Read more…


The advent of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic has forced everyone across the globe to adopt safety measures to stay alive. One of such measures is the wearing of face masks, gloves and shields. It is believed these have helped to Read more…