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Plastic Waste Causes $13 Billion in Annual Damage to Marine Ecosystems

There are reliable reports of environmental damage from plastic waste including mortality or illness when ingested by sea creatures (turtles); entanglement of animals, (dolphins & whales); damage to critical habitats (coral reefs) & concerns about chemical contamination, invasive species spread by plastic fragments & economic damage to fishing & tourism industries.

New UN High Level Body on Environment Opens Inaugural Session in Nairobi

UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) “places environmental concerns on same footing with those of peace, security, finance, health & trade for 1st time,” UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said at Kenya headquarters.