SOUTHEAST ASIAN COUNTRIES PLEDGE TO TACKLE MARINE TRASH
On June 24, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations pledged to tackle marine trash in the region. The declaration was adopted by the association's 10 member states at its biannual summit and expresses the members' commitment to "prevent and significantly reduce marine debris, particularly from land-based activities." The association also published a framework for how it intends to address the trash problem, including policy planning and engaging the private sector. For the full story, see https://news.mongabay.com/2019/06/southeast-asian-countries-pledge-to-t….