Battle against plastic in world's oceans gets £61.4m war chest
Tehran (KNA) - A £61.4m war chest to fight the rising tide of plastic pollution in the world's oceans has been announced by the Government.
The fund was announced by Theresa May ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in London next week.
The Prime Minister is due to ask all the 52 leaders at the meeting to sign up to the Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance set up to help developing Commonwealth countries research and improve waste management.
So far four Commonwealth countries, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu and Ghana, have joined the UK in the alliance.