Maldives Government Pledges to Cut Plastic by 60% within next 16 years

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In honour of Earth Day 2024, the Maldives government has pledged to reduce plastic production by 60% by 2040, aligning with global efforts to combat the scourge of plastic waste.

The announcement was made by the Ministry of Climate Change, Environment and Energy in a statement shared today on the social media platform X.

Renowned for its pristine natural beauty, the Maldives has long advocated for environmental conservation. The archipelago nation has consistently championed initiatives to safeguard its fragile ecosystems, particularly its famed coral reefs and marine life.

Notably, the Maldives’ tourism sector also embraces sustainability practices, with numerous resorts and properties embracing eco-friendly initiatives.

From reducing single-use plastics to implementing energy-efficient technologies, these efforts signal a collective commitment within the tourism industry to minimise its environmental footprint.

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