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• New survey of experts finds slow start towards Sustainable Development Goals: Sustainability practitioners see little progress made to date towards each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or Global Goals) – as well as poor progress on sustainable development overall, according to the findings of the just-released report, Evaluating Progress Towards the Sustainable Development Goals by GlobeScan and SustainAbility. Read more: https://southafricatoday.net/press-release/new-survey-of-experts-finds-slow-start-towards-sustainable-development-goals/

• The west’s throwaway culture has spread waste worldwide: Packaging – much of it single-use food wrapping – has created a rubbish problem that now pollutes every corner of the world. Manufacturers got us into this mess, but it’s up to us to dig ourselves out – and here’s how. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/13/waste-plastic-food-packaging-recycling-throwaway-culture-dave-hall

• FG blames states for national water shortages: The Federal Government has blamed the nation’s poor water supply on improper planning of such schemes by state governments. The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, who spoke yesterday at a press conference in Abuja to celebrate the World Water Day today, maintained that it was the duty of states to provide portable water to consumers. Read more: https://guardian.ng/news/fg-blames-states-for-national-water-shortages/

• World Water Day: Experts advocate regular water intake: Two medical experts, a general physician and a dietician, on Wednesday advised people to take water regularly to reduce pain in the joints by keeping the cartilage soft and hydrated. Read more: https://www.businessdayonline.com/world-water-day-experts-advocate-regular-water-intake/

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