NEWSFLASH NEWS AGENCY 18 January 10:30 am
Good morning, here is your Eco Minute:
# The sea turtle rehabilitation team of the Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation in Cape Town released 44 rehabilitated sea turtles approximately 30 nautical miles south of Hout Bay. A spokesperson, Renee Leeuwner, says the turtles were all rehabilitated at the Two Oceans Aquarium over the last couple of months after being found stranded on Western Cape beaches:
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# Environmental justice organisation Greenpeace Africa says a proposed treaty addressing plastic pollution is an opportunity for Africa’s leadership to truly demonstrate the commitments they have made in addressing this environmental challenge. A spokesperson, Erastus Ooko, says the treaty will be tabled next month when national governments and multinationals will gather for the next session of the United Nations Environment Assembly. Ahead of the meeting, more than 70 signatories signed a statement banning unnecessary plastic packaging and stating support for the development of refill and reuse systems.
# And finally, Coca-Cola has launched a new Africa-focused sustainability platform that houses the company’s sustainability initiatives. Jamii will build and expand on past accomplishments in water stewardship, the economic empowerment of women and youth, and waste management. The African president at the global soft drink company, Bruno Pietracci, says they recognise the responsibility they have as market leaders. In the area of water stewardship, the platform will replenish 100-percent of the water used in production of the bottler’s products, by supporting the conservation of natural water resources.
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