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Statement by UNDP Administrator for World Environment Day 2018

Statement by UNDP Administrator for World Environment Day 2018

On World Environment Day, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)’s Administrator, Achim Steiner, reiterated the detrimental effects of single-use plastic, which to date has amassed an island of plastic 3 times the size of France, and is currently floating between California and Hawaii. He pointed to the fact that 83 percent of tap water contains plastic particles, resulting in toxic chemicals finding their way into the human bloodstream. Read more on his World Environment Day 2018 statement here.