(USA)

Rhode Island has signed up for the United Nations Environment’s ‘Clean Seas: Turn the Tide on Plastic’ campaign.

The US state formally backed the initiative today at the Ocean Summit in Newport, being held as part of the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race; an event we feature regularly, especially the fortunes of the Turn the Tide on Plastic sailing team – as it is strives to raise awareness of the Clean Seas movement.

“UN Environment launched #CleanSeas in February 2017, with the aim of engaging governments, the general public, civil society and the private sector in the fight against marine plastic litter,” the Clean Seas website states. “By connecting individuals, civil society groups, industry and governments, UN Environment aims to transform habits, practices, standards and policies around the globe to dramatically reduce marine litter and the harm it causes.”