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Japan supports South Africa to turn the tide against ocean plastics

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The government of Japan has provided funding to South Africa to help the latter overcome the burden of plastic pollution in its oceans.

Japan committed R25 million (US$1.8m) to combat marine plastic in South Africa after a meeting between South African president Cyril Ramaphosa and prime minister Shinzo Abe ahead of the G20 Summit in June. The three-year project was officially launched in Pretoria on 26 July.

The project will be implemented by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization.

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