Garbage lie at Dbayeh's seaside shore north of Beirut on November 28, 2017 after it was washed away by the sea from the nearby seaside garbage dump of Karanatina. / AFP / JOSEPH EID
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More than 200 countries signed a U.N. resolution in Nairobi on Wednesday to eliminate plastic pollution in the sea, a move some delegates hoped would pave the way to a legally binding treaty.Eight million tonnes of plastic -- bottles, packaging and other waste -- are dumped into the ocean every year, killing marine life and entering the human food chain, UNEP added."Let's abolish products that we do not need ... if you go to tourist places like Bali, a huge amount of the plastic picked from the oceans are actually straws".Under the resolution, countries agreed to start monitoring the amount of plastic they put into the ocean.
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