UN Warns: Plastics In Oceans Will Be More Than Aquatic Animals By 2050

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The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Lagos, has warned that unless the world stops the indiscriminate disposal of used plastics, the number of plastics in the ocean globally would be far and above aquatics animals by 2050.

The global body also disclosed that at least 8 million tonnes of used plastics are thrown into the ocean annually by users.

Speaking on Tuesday at the Muetala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, at the first World Environment Day 2018 celebration organised by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) in conjunction with the Nigerian Environmental Society (NES), Dr. Ronald Kayanja, the Secretary-General of United Nations, who was represented by a Director UNIC, Lagos, lamented that people indiscriminately disposed used plastics.

He said apart from the health hazards to aquatic animals, it also constitutes challenge on humans especially cancer and other ailments.

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