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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.
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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