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Saving Pristine Shores from Ocean Waste

Aired: June 18, 2020 (UTC)


The beautiful Sea of Japan. Its shoreline has watched over Japan’s natural landscapes since ancient times, yet it’s now facing the threat of plastic litter.

At the G20 Osaka Summit in June 2019, the “Osaka Blue Ocean Vision,” which aims to reduce additional pollution by marine plastic litter to zero by 2050, was shared.

However, there’s already an estimated 150 million tons of plastic litter in the world’s oceans, with 8 million tons added every year. Naturally, this is having a devastating effect on the marine environment.

In this program, we visit three coastal areas of Japan (Tsushima, Tsuruga, and Kyotango) to witness the struggles that the local residents face, and their efforts to save their pristine shores from ocean waste.


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