Antigua and Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago, and Paraguay have joined the battle against marine plastic pollution this week at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Nairobi, Kenya. The three nations joined the UN Environment Programme’s Clean Seas campaign.
As for Trinidad and Tobago, the twin-island nation’s focus is on reinforcing its existing waste management system. The government aims to raise awareness and educate its local population about the need to separate household waste. Antigua and Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago, and Paraguay join 17 other Latin American and Caribbean signatories. Plastic pollution has been a key focus for this year’s UN Environment Assembly.
Countries around the world are strengthening their commitments to eliminate plastic pollution. In total, 60 countries have joined the Clean Seas campaign- covering more than 60% of the world’s coastlines.