Archive | April 27, 2015

“Plastics Choking Animals Targeted in G-7 Clean-Ocean Push”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-26/plastics-choking-animals-targeted-in-g-7-clean-ocean-push

The biggest advanced economies plan to urge the world to clean up plastic shopping bags and bottles clogging oceans, prodded by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Germany will put the cleanup on the agenda of the Group of Seven nations for the first time at the G-7’s summit in June in the Bavarian Alps, Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks said in an interview. The goal is to encourage countries to reduce waste from plastic and tiny beads added to body scrubs and toothpastes that pollute the sea and kill marine life.