جمعية المنارات الإيكولوجية من أجل التنمية والمنااليوم العالمي للأراضي الرطبة
تحتفل جمعية انسان للبيئة والتنمية بالتشارك مع الكشاف البيئي اللبنانى اليوم في الثاني من فبراير ،باليوم العالمي للأراضي الرطبة (WWD) بهدف زيادة الوعي بأهمية الكبرى التي تمثلها الأراضي الرطبة في حياة الإنسان ووظائفها الحيوية بالنسبة لكوكب الأرض.
ويسلط موضوع 2022، “الأراضي الرطبة والمياه”، الضوء على الأراضي الرطبة كمصدر للمياه العذبة ويشجع الإجراءات الرامية لاستعادتها ووقف فقدانها.
إننا نواجه، وبشكل متزايد، أزمة مياه عذبة خطيرة تهدد كوكب الأرض وساكنيه ، حيث نستهلك اليوم من المياه العذبة ما يفوق قدرة الطبيعة على تعويضه، وندمّر النظام البيئي الذي تعتمد عليه المياه وترتبط به جميع أشكال الحياة بشكل أكبر.
Lebanon: The Toxic Plastic Waste Trade
Newest IPEN Reports
IPEN studies show how policy is driving massive investment in plastic waste-to-fuel processing, and that exports are threatening waste management in ASEAN countries and undermining the Basel Convention and climate change commitments.
IPEN published a number of studies showing significant obstacles for countries seeking to implement safe plastic circular economies. The studies reveal that countries are unable to handle large volumes of diverse plastics waste streams safely, and the reality that, without regulations requiring plastic ingredients to be labeled, countries are blindly allowing known toxic chemicals onto their markets in plastic products.
Preproduction plastics as pellets, or "nurdles", can carry many different chemicals, both those added to the plastics and pollutants that attach (sorb) to them in the environment. Often lost during production, transportation, and storage, pellets have been found on beaches all over the world since the 1970s. This study of plastic pellets gathered from beaches in 23 different countries contained many chemicals of concern, some in very high concentrations.
Because almost all plastics contain toxic chemicals, recycling processes can perserve and can even generate toxic chemicals, such as dioxins. In this study, pellets made from recycled HDPE, intended for use in new products, were purchased from 24 recyclers in 23 countries and analyzed for 18 substances. The large number of toxic chemicals in many of the samples highlights the need to rethink recycling to ensure it does not perpetuate harms..
This summary of our two plastic pellets reports encapsulate the broad issues related to toxic chemicals in plastics and the concerns with recycling processes that can perserve or generate toxic chemicals.
Plastic waste has become an unprecedented pollution issue, blanketing our planet in the petrochemical remnants of plastic production. This report examines current and emerging methods by which plastic waste is managed globally and questions whether any of them present a solution to the rapidly accelerating generation of plastic waste. In short, they don't and the only long-term answer is to produce less plastic.
Association d'Education Environnementale pour les Futures Générations (AEEFG)
Based in Tunisia
The AEEFG (Environmental Education for Future Generations Association) was set up in 2011. It works in the field of environmental education and has cooperation with educational institutions as pupils, students and teachers. It mainly aims to improve and disseminate best practices in the environment for youth and children by spreading awareness about chemical hazards. The main activities are: education and training on environmental issues such as chemical hazards like POPs, pesticides, lead in paint, EDCs, and waste; school projects for environmental empowerment, leading to better descriptions and understandings of environmental problems; developing comprehensive activities to provide permanent assistance to pupils through the school year; encouraging volunteers to plant trees; and bringing awareness about chemical impacts.
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