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Politicians and NGOs marked World Environment Day Tuesday with a focus on plastic pollution and its ramifications. Pointing to the link between human health and the protection of the environment, the Lebanese presidency organized an event Tuesday at Baabda Palace.In Lebanon, plastic pollution is widespread and has had a significant impact on the sea, where plastic and other waste often end up.The government's 40 million tree reforestation program, in tandem with partner organizations, aims to increase forest cover from the current 13 percent to 20 percent by 2030 .While there is little research on the effects of plastic pollution in Lebanon, an Orb Media study last year found the country has the second-highest concentration of microplastics in the world in its water.
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