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New Fresh Produce Impact Hub to Find Innovative Solutions to Plastics Pollution

LAST WEEK, the UN Environment Assembly agreed on a new resolution on plastic pollution, which establishes a process towards a legally binding agreement by 2024. This is an opportunity for the private sector and governments to act firmly and decisively to tackle the plastics crisis. Matching this momentum, Blue Skies, an award-winning fresh produce company, and Waitrose …

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The FlipFlopi Project is Combating Marine Plastic in the Indian Ocean

Summary: The Sustainable Manufacturing and Environmental Pollution (SMEP) Programme has provided funding towards critical solutions to address plastic waste through the Flipflopi Project. On the 19th February 2022, the project launched a baseline study to map the impacts of marine litter in the Lamu Archipelago in the Western Indian Ocean. The research-based community outreach programme will …

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UK Aid Partnering With UNCTAD To Tackle Plastics Pollution

UK Aid is providing up to £5 million for research and development on tackling plastics pollution in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. This is part of the five-year Sustainable Manufacturing and Environmental Pollution (SMEP) programme (2019-2024), implemented in partnership with the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD), which supports innovative solutions to prevent manufacturing and plastics pollution from …

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Report Maps Manufacturing Pollution in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

The study explores the environmental and resulting health impacts of pollutants generated by the manufacturing sector, often touted as a driver of economic growth. Manufacturing is often seen as a pathway to greater economic growth, as reflected in the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular goals 9 and 12. …

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