Other United Nations specialised agencies, funds and programmes are invited to join this initiative. Civil Society Organizations, the private sector, foundations, and individuals are also invited to contact UNESCO.
The Challenges of Plastic
● Loss of biodiversity
● Degradation of marine ecosystems
● Reduced water quality
● Contaminated seafood
● Exposure to harmful chemicals from plastic degradation
● Loss of tourism due to pollution
● Clean up cost
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We are all responsible. Clean up campaigns alone are not enough!
We need to address the problem as a whole. Reduce plastic usage, plastic wastage and keep ecosystems clean.