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We’re only two months into 2018, but this year has already seen a number of big announcements to combat plastic pollution in the United Kingdom....

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  • India is the global host of 2018 World Environment Day which will take place on June 5, 2018.
Beat Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution has become an epidemic. Every year, we throw away enough plastic to circle the Earth four times.


Starting in March 2018, India’s second most-populous state is set to implement a ban on most types of non-reusable plastics.


UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador Dia Mirza realized that she had been in a toxic relationship for too long and decided it was time for a break-...


By Verena Balke, UN Environment’s Resources and Markets Branch