As part of this effort, Theresa May has embarked on a £61.4m funding package to boost global research.
The cash will be split into three pots: £25m into scientific, economic and social research to address sources of plastic waste, £20m to stop plastic pollution from manufacturing in developing countries, and £16.4m to improve waste management in the United Kingdom, particularly in cities.
Sri Lanka joins Commonwealth alliance to fight against plastic pollution Sun, Apr 15, 2018, 09:19 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Theresa May announced today that New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Ghana have joined the United Kingdom and Vanuatu-led Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance - an agreement between member states to join forces in the fight against plastic pollution.
That leaves £16.4m which will be spent on improving waste management at a national and city level to stop plastics entering the water.
She will urge dozens of leaders at this week's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London to join a newly formed Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance.
In addition, £20m will be earmarked to tackle plastic and other environmental pollution generated in developing countries.
"As one of the most significant environmental challenges facing the world today, it is vital we tackle this issue so that future generations can enjoy a natural environment that is healthier than we now find it".
"We are joining forces with our Commonwealth partners, bringing together global expertise to stop plastics waste from entering oceans - and by matching pound-for-pound the United Kingdom public's passionate response to the issue, we can make our shared ambition for clean oceans a reality".
Outrage on plastic waste was triggered after the documentary Blue Planet II, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, highlighted the scale of the problem.
"It is a unique organisation with the strength and the commitment to make a difference".
Countries from across the Commonwealth have pledged to eliminate avoidable single use plastic in an ambitious bid to clean up the world's oceans.
May hopes other Commonwealth nations will join the CCOA and follow in the footsteps of the United Kingdom on tackling plastic waste, by implementing measures such as a microbeads ban or plastic bag charges.
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