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Asian nations make plastic oceans promise
by Roger Harrabin, BBC Environment Analyst

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8 June 2017

On 8 June 2017 BBC News reported: At a UN oceans summit, delegates from China, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines said they would work to keep plastics out of the seas. Some of the promises are not yet formalised ... But UN officials praised the statement. Meeting in New York, they said it was part of a clear international shift against ocean pollution. Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the fields of science and government, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.

It is estimated that 5-13 million tonnes of plastics flow into the world's oceans annually. Much of it is ingested by birds and fish -- and fragments of plastic have even been found in organisms at the bottom of the ocean.

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