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United Nations acknowledge “innovative and creative” Trash Isles campaign!

Trash Isles
United Kingdom

Oct 9, 2017 — Thank you so much to everyone of you for signing. The Trash Isles now has more citizens than some countries, Greenland, Monaco and Tonga to name a few, and now the United Nations are starting to take note of the country made entirely from trash!

So much so that Stéphane Dujarric, spokesman for The United Nations Secretary-General was asked about the pending application by LADbible and Plastic Oceans Foundation for The Trash Isles at an official UN Press conference this week.

In response Mr Dujarric said:
“I’m not aware the petition’s been received, but I think it is a very innovative and creative way to bring attention to a problem that is often not seen giving the location of these piles of trash, but a problem of polluting the oceans and killing life in the oceans. It’s a very important one.”

His response was complimentary of the campaign but said the chances of approval were pretty low.

Mr Dujarric adds:
“So as I said it is creative and innovative. But the chances of it being accepted are fairly nil.”

Nevertheless, the positive acknowledgement by the United Nations is step forward for the campaign that only launched three weeks ago and already has the backing of amazingly influential people like former US Vice President Al Gore and British Olympian Mo Farah. We are determined to keep going.

You can check out this link to find out more: https://vimeo.com/236103126

Thank you again. The campaign is making progress and raising awareness and none of this would be happening without your support! Please help keep up the pressure by sharing this petition with your friends.


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