UK joins G7 charter to fight plastic pollution

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The UK has agreed to join a charter to tackle marine plastic pollution at the G7 Summit in Canada. 

G7 leaders discussed how to fight climate change, and the importance of protecting our oceans. 

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This resulted in five countries, including the UK signing up to the Oceans Plastics Charter. 

The Charter aims to take actions to prevent more plastic ending up in the oceans and harming the environment. 

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G7 leaders also agreed to the Charlevoix Blueprint for Healthy Oceans, Seas and Resilient Coastal Communities, which will promote sustainable oceans and fisheries, as well as support coastal communities.  

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said: “We are facing pressing social, economic and environmental challenges that transcend all borders. Only by working together will we find the innovative solutions we need to deliver meaningful results to people around the world.  

“Canada is committed to working with other countries to fight inequalities, create economic growth that benefits everyone, and leave a better, healthier planet for future generations.”

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