Businesses need to help reduce pollution in oceans

The private sector has a critical role to play in reducing waste such as plastics that pollute the world's ocean.

marine debris

marine debris

That’s the message from Achim Steiner, the head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) which has concluded a meeting held in Honolulu, Hawaii to tackle the problem.

Mr. Steiner says that there is need for everyone, governments and individuals to play their part to prevent the pollution of oceans with waste by addressing it at its source.

“We also need to address it with the private sector which has a critical role play both in reducing the kinds of waste that are generated and end up in the world’s oceans but also through research and development, finding new materials and new substances that allow us to become less dependent on plastics and other objects that end up in the world’s oceans and often do not disappear for hundreds of years.”

Duration: 20″

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