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Egypt bans plastic around the Red Sea

Science & Planet The Egyptian governorate of Red Sea plastic for one-time use is prohibited. The ban is there to protect marine life, says the local administrat

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Egypt bans plastic around the Red Sea
Science & Planet The Egyptian governorate of Red Sea plastic for one-time use is prohibited. The ban is there to protect marine life, says the local administration of this important tourist region, with as capital of Hurghada.

it is The first governorate in Egypt that such a decision takes. The ban comes in on 1 June, confirms governor Ahmed Abdallah. Compensation will Egyptians reusable bags will be distributed. Commercial matters will only paper bags are allowed to spread.

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According to the United Nations, more than eight million tons of plastic in the oceans, the fish stock and the koraalleven, and so also the tourism, damage. The cost of the damage at around $ 8 billion estimated.

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