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UN moves to take plastics out of marine environments

By Clea Broadhurst

This week's Global Focus takes a look into how our oceans are affected by plastic pollution, but also how this could change thanks to a new UN initiative.

Efforts to address global plastic pollution took a significant step forward this month as world governments agreed to establish a group of experts to look into the problem of plastic in our seas

One recent report says that if nothing is done, by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish, in the seas.

At the third meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly, member states agreed on a series of steps to eliminate the dumping of plastic and microplastics into the oceans.

Among the solutions is reducing the amount of plastic we produce, increasing reuse and recycling and avoiding the unnecessary use of plastic.

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