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Happy #WorldTurtleDay 🐢🐢! International Sand Artist @sudarsansand is raising awareness about the need to #BeatPlasticPollution to give turtles a better future. Beautiful 🎨 for a good cause! #WorldEnvironmentDay #BeatPollution #CleanSeas


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Hey there, Happy #IntlBiodiversityDay! Today we celebrate nature's beauty & wonder, and all the people working hard to safeguard it. Much progress has been made, but there’s still much to do. Let’s redouble efforts to preserve Earth, our only home. #Biodiversity25Years @UNBiodiversity 📷 Juan Carlos Gomez/@unsplash


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Up to 5 trillion plastic bags are used every year. It's time for everyone to get on board to #BeatPlasticPollution. Join the push for #WorldEnvironmentDay on 5 June - learn how to get involved via the link in our bio ⬆️⬆️⬆️💚🌍🌏🌎


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Do you, Meghan and Harry, vow to #BeatPlasticPollution, to refuse what you can’t reuse?
#RoyalWedding
#WorldEnvironmentDay


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What does it take to #BeatPlasticPollution? @diamirzaofficial’s message is clear - if you can’t reuse it, refuse it! #WorldEnvironmentDay


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Congrats to UN Environment Patron of the Wilderness @benfogle for reaching the summit of Mount Everest! “This was me walking the ridge line at 8848m to the summit. I am so proud of everything we have done for @anythingispossible.world @britishredcross @unenvironment and can’t wait for you all to see the beautiful documentary made by @fishercreative for @cnn It’s going to blow you all away. Special thanks too to @kentoncool who summited for a 13th time. Next stop. Home to my beautiful family. Photo credit @fishercreative


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In the city of Pune in western India, a group of marginalized women are at the forefront of a campaign to clean their city.

Pune is home to India’s first wholly self-owned cooperative of self-employed waste pickers – what could be called Pune city’s all-women cleaning army. Through an agreement with the Pune Municipal Corporation, more than 3,000 women workers provide door-to-door waste collection services to over 600,000 homes in the city, recycling more than 50,000 tonnes of waste a year.

The workers segregate the waste that they collect into either recyclables— paper, plastics, metals, and glass—or wet waste, which is taken for composting. Known as “SWaCH” (Solid Waste Collection and Handling), the co-operative has developed a significant composting operation, which sees wet waste turned into valuable natural fertilizer.
#BeatPlasticPollution #WorldEnvironmentDay #India #Pune #SWaCH 📷 Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat/SWaCH


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Double-tap if you agree!
#BeatPlasticPollution
#WorldEnvironmentDay
#CleanSeas


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The future can be clean and bright - action to combat #climatechange could create millions of new job opportunities & more than offset losses in traditional industries, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization. #renewables #environment #sustainability


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We all want a cleaner, greener future. Take action now to make it happen - register your #WorldEnvironmentDay event or find one in your community via the link in our bio. #BeatPlasticPollution


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This is how plastic is used and where it is produced. Our actions matter & we can all play a part in the push to #BeatPlasticPollution. #WorldEnvironmentDay #CleanSeas


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A very happy #MothersDay to moms all over the world, no matter your species!


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