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Gibraltar becomes 45th government to sign up to United Nations Clean Seas Campaign

  • The government will now pass new laws to reduce plastic pollution including the regulation and elimination of single-use plastic bags, plastic utensils and other single-use plastic materials

It was a fitting date: on World Environment Day on Tuesday Gibraltar pledged to contribute to the goals of the Global Partnership on Marine Litter, a voluntary open-ended partnership of international agencies, governments, businesses, academia, local authorities and non-governmental organisations hosted by UN Environment.

As a result, the government will now pass new laws to reduce plastic pollution including the regulation and elimination of single-use plastic bags, plastic utensils and other single-use plastic materials. It will also raise awareness of marine litter, promote recycling and encourage a move away from single-use plastic in general.