Category archives for: Recycling

90% of Plastic Polluting Our Oceans Comes from Just 10 Rivers

June 16, 2018//-Over the last decade we have become increasingly alarmed at the amount of plastic in our oceans.

Are You Breathing Plastic Air at Home? Here’s How Microplastics Are Polluting Our Lungs

June 9, 2018//-Research shows that many of the microplastics in our bodies come from the air we breathe – not just from drinking bottled water or eating fish from polluted oceans.

MTN Takes 21 Day Y’elo Care to James Town Beach, Picks Plastics for Recycling

Accra, Ghana, June 7, 2018//-Staff volunteer of MTN Ghana defied the scorching sunny weather on Wednesday to rid the James Town beach of plastic materials, as part of the company’s annual MTN 21 Days of Y’ello Care activities.

World Environment Day:  Nestlé Sets Ambitious Plastic Recycling Target

Accra, Ghana, June 55, 2018//-Nestlé has set the bold global ambition of making 100% of its packaging either recyclable or reusable by 2025, as part of its pledge to play an active role in combating plastic pollution.

Tracking the Battles for Environmental Justice: Here are the World’s Top 10

June 4, 2018//-Environmental justice activism is to this age what the workers’ movement was for the industrial age – one of the most influential social movements of its time. Yet, despite its consistent progress since the 1970s, environmental justice protests seem to get lost in the morass of information on broader environmental issues.

EU Moves to Ban 10 Most Harmful Single-Use Plastics

May 30, 2018//-In an ambitious effort to stop ocean pollution, the European Commission on Monday proposed banning the 10 most common single-use plastic products as well as lost and abandoned fishing gear.

AfDB Takes Giant Step Towards formation of Africa Financial Alliance for Climate Change

Busan, Republic of Korea, May 25, 2018/ — Scientific evidence shows that African economies are already reeling from the devastating effects of climate change, further exacerbating their development challenges.

EBRD Launches Shopping-style Web Tool for Climate Technologies

May 24, 2018//-The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has launched the Technology Catalogue, an online shopping-style platform that lists best-in-class technologies from manufacturers around the world.

AfDB, African Finance Ministers Discuss Climate, Disaster Risk Financing

Busan, Republic of Korea, May 23, 2018/ — The President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi A. Adesina, and the Bank’s Board of Governors held a high-level session on “Climate and Disaster Risk Financing” focusing on the Role of the African Risk Capacity (ARC) and the Africa Disaster Risk Financing Program (ADRiFi) on Wednesday in Busan, Korea.

EBRD Becomes the First Bank to Sign Up to Major Initiative to Promote Financial Stability

May 23, 2018//-The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has become the first multilateral development bank (MDB) to sign up to a major international initiative to promote financial stability in the face of uncertainties created by a changing climate.

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