Norway Announces Its Plan To Clean Plastic Waste and Litter From The Ocean

11When Nikolai Astrup visited Ghana

Nikolai Astrup is the minister of international development of Norway and when he visited Ghana, he and his team helped in cleaning the coastline. When he returned to Norway, he focused on the matter of trash disposal and it seems as if he has been successful in creating a successful campaign for cleaning the oceans.

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When Nikolai Astrup visited Ghana

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12The ugly truth

This may sound a little weird but the truth is that almost 90 percent of the plastic waste is thrown into the seas and oceans by the 10 rivers of Asia and Africa. This happens because there is no proper waste collection system but if waste collection systems are brought into place in these countries, then plastic waste will not be dumped into the rivers and it will result in reduction of plastic waste in the oceans.

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Polluted Sea

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13What Nikolai Astrup said in 2018 Global Citizen Festival

On Sept 29, Nikolai spoke in the 2018 Global Citizen Festival on behalf of Norway and he said that the plastic which is dumped by us in the ocean turns into micro-plastic and is consumed by the sea-animals which are eaten by us. He strongly said that it is high time we understand the importance of our oceans and stop making them dirty.

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Turtle Caught in trash

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14Citizens also turned up

No movement or campaign can be successful without active participation of the citizens and Norwegians have clearly understood the importance of cleaning the oceans. Earlier this year, nearly 45K citizens took part in the beach cleaning activities and we are sure that the number is going to increase in the future.

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Seabed pollution

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15Many other countries are joining the movement

Many other nations of the world have joined the movement against plastic and banned the use of single-use plastic products. The biggest problem with plastic is that it either don’t decompose or takes many years to decompose, so even if we stop it from going into the sea, it can still create environment problems. The best way is to reduce the use of plastic in our lives and by doing this we will help in creating a better environment for the coming generations.

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Plastic waste management

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