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Seasonal fog enshrouds buildings in the city centre of Cape Town, South Africa, March 30, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX33FU8

150 organisations ask for a ban of biodegradable plastic over ocean pollution concerns: More than 150 organisations led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) have issued a call for governments around the world to ban biodegradable packaging over concerns regarding the effects of pollution on soils and oceans. Read more

Volvo Trucks wins Sustainable Truck of the Year 2018: Volvo Trucks’ new natural gas and biogas trucks have received Italy’s Sustainable Truck of the Year 2018 award. It was handed over at a ceremony in connection with the Ecomondo exhibition in Rimini on November 7. Read more

COP23: Africa makes itself heard: As COP23 kicks off in Bonn this week, African participants are working hard to ensure their voices are being heard, amid fears that the so-called “Trump effect” could make matters worse for developing states.

Nigeria: Oil Spills Linked to Infant Deaths in Niger Delta: According to the London-based Guardian Newspaper, a new study, the first to link environmental pollution with newborn and child mortality rates in the Niger Delta, shows that oil spills occurring within 10 kilometres of a mother’s place of residence doubled neonatal mortality rates and impaired the health of her surviving children. Read more

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