Date: 15 November 2019
For decades, plastic waste has been a global commodity. But ‘recyclable’ plastic waste is often contaminated – it often isn’t recycled or reused. Meaning that plastic waste travels thousands of kilometers – to end up incinerated, dumped and leaked into rivers and sea. Countries in Asia are telling source countries to ‘take it back’. What’s the solution?
We’re facing a crisis in the plastic waste trade. Seeking solutions requires fundamental changes throughout the entire plastic value chain.
Packaging accounts for over a quarter of plastic used worldwide. Plastic has revolutionized the way we package food, distribute it and safely consume it. But South-East Asia has seen an explosion of plastic packaging waste. What’s the solution?
Plastic pollution costs everyone. And the environment pays the ultimate price. What if… less money was spent on inadequate management of this vast problem – and more on solutions!
Featuring messages of urgency, pledges, announcements and commitments from various perspectives – of national and local governments, research and academia, private sector, community groups, youth and media – to tackle marine plastic pollution.
SEA of Solutions 2019 is the first annual partnership week convened by SEA circular. SEA of Solutions 2019 brought together more than 500 governmental and business representatives, scientists, UN agencies, community groups and youth, from almost 50 countries, to dialogue on solutions for marine plastic pollution, with over 25 sessions and more than 115 speakers.
Date: 13 March 2019
At the 4th United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi in 2017, Lewis Pugh spoke about the state of our oceans, under siege from plastic pollution, overfishing and climate change. He supported the launch of UN Environment Programme’s report on the state of the environment, GEO6.
Date: 27 October 2018
This film was created with plastic waste collected from the streets of Bangkok, Thailand. By 2050, scientists predict there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. The message is that plastic pollution is a global problem which everyone can help to solve. #CleanSeas #BeatPlasticPollution.
Date: 1 July 2018
Modern life would be impossible without plastic – but we have long since lost control over our invention. Why has plastic turned into a problem and what do we know about its dangers?
Date: 13 June 2018
Philippines has some of the most incredible biodiversity on the planet, but the country suffers from plastic pollution like everywhere else. On World Environment Day, UN Environment Programme, UNDP, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Planet Cora and the Global Environment Facility launched Clean Seas Pilipinas to help #BeatPlasticPollution.
Date: 7 June 2018
Date: 11 February 2018
Sandra realizes she has been in a toxic relationship for too long and decides it’s time for a break-up. What’s more, she has found a new love.