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African environment ministers resolute against toxic waste dumping in Africa

Christian Fernsby |
African ministers of environment have urged countries in the continent to prepare for increased cases of medical waste dumping on the shores off their countries as a result of the generation of plastics and medical waste from the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Topics: AFRICA   

The ministers called upon African countries to increase vigilance to protect the continent from illegal dumping of medical and hazardous waste, especially during the ongoing health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Bamako Convention Secretariat said the ministers of environment spoke during a meeting convened by the Secretariat on March 16 to discuss the status of environmental pollution in Africa.

The Convention Secretariat said the Bureau of Ministers resolved to fight the dumping of toxic waste in Africa from the determination shown by countries that had fallen victim to toxic waste dumping.

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