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While DR Congo’s annual artisanal gold production is some 8-10 tons, only 200 kg of the commodity is exported legally – the rest, nearly 98%, is smuggled out of the country. Let’s look to solutions. 👇 https://t.co/0y82mS0wn6
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New Caledonia 🇳🇨, home to some of the world’s last near-pristine coral reefs, will create marine protected areas to help safeguard them. https://t.co/EzqR2Y0PKC
Every year, as much as 9,000 tons of mercury are released into the atmosphere, in water and on land.
@minamataMEA is a global response to a global problem. #BeatPollution https://t.co/txH3hObwoS
Let's look to #CleanSeas solutions like:
Up-cycling your chopsticks 🥢
Re-using your coffee ☕️ mug

Reusable objects work to #BeatPlasticPollution.
The more we use them, the less we pollute, https://t.co/qTqNG7jRJI
Researchers at @argonne are investigating ways to use pollinator-friendly 🐝🐝 solar power ☀️⚡️as a way to reinvigorate pollinator habitats. https://t.co/Merg5wR90c
The world uses a million plastic bottles per minute. ⏱️

It's not just behaviour that needs to change - we must also look to planet-friendly 🤗🌍 alternatives to help #BeatPlasticPollution for #CleanSeas: https://t.co/qTqNG7jRJI
Satellite imagery can be used to address climate change and other threats to ecosystems and is helping policymakers better understand how the Bavarian forest’s ecosystems work.
https://t.co/y4IVLo1qT0
#Biodiversity
The unsustainable use of resources has triggered critical scarcities & caused & w#climatechangeidespread environmental degradation – all of which have negative impacts on the well-being of people & planet.

Resource efficiency matters: https://t.co/WnMozyjIuo
The world is drowning in plastic packaging.

Alternative packaging can help us #BeatPlasticPollution for #CleanSeas ➡️https://t.co/qTqNG7jRJI
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