By Zahra Al-Kathmi
KUWAIT, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti Environmental Voluntary Foundation (EVF) and the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) West Asia regional bureau signed Saturday a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) within the campaign for Clean Seas, which is a global initiative aimed at decreasing plastic pollutants in the oceans.
Head of the UNEP's bureau Sami Dimassi told KUNA that pollution at sea was a global problem that required a solution to deal with over eight million tons of wastage mostly consisting of plastic pollutants.
Dimassi commended Kuwait's EVF and other national bodies for their consistent effort to combat plastic wastage at sea and on land, affirming that such efforts were contributing to the global fight against such environmental endemic.
On his part, head of the diving team at the EVF Waleed Al-Fadhel said that the MoU signing was part of his team's long battle to rid Kuwait's environment from plastic pollutants.
Collaborating with international entities such as the UNEP and other bodies will provide Kuwait with the necessary assistance to keep its environment from pollution and other ecological threats, said Al-Fadhel, stressing that the diving team worked methodologically to address problems facing the ecosystem.
The UNEP's campaign was launched at 2017's fourth World Ocean Summit held in Bali, Indonesia. (end) zak.gta