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By 2050 oceans will have more plastic than fish

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TEHRAN, 5 June 2018 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on World Environment Day, 5 June 2018 said if the present trend of plastic contamination continues, by 2050 our oceans will have more plastic than fish.

The full text of his message reads:

A healthy planet is essential for a prosperous and peaceful future.

We all have a role to play in protecting our only home.

But it can be difficult to know what to do or where to start.

That’s why this World Environment Day has just one request.

Beat plastic pollution.

Our world is swamped by harmful plastic waste.

Every year, more than 8 million tonnes end up in the oceans.

Microplastics in the seas now outnumber stars in our galaxy

From remote islands to the Artic, nowhere is untouched.

If present trends continue, by 2050 our oceans will have more plastic than fish.

On World Environment Day, the message is simple: reject single-use plastic.

Refuse what you can’t re-use. 

Together, we can chart a path to a cleaner, greener world.

 Thank you.


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