Itajaí becomes first South American city to sign up to the United Nations Environment #CleanSeas campaign
18 Apr 2018
In a first for Brazil and South America, the port city of Itajaí has provided a benchmark for other cities by committing to the United Nations Environment campaign to rid our oceans of plastic at an event in the Race Village.
Volnei Moratoni, the Mayor of Itajaí, in the state of Santa Catarina, signed up to the ambitious campaign, and laid out his ambitions to tackle the crisis affecting our seas. Globally, a truckload of plastic ends up in our seas every minute.
The mayor was inspired to sign up to the campaign after visiting New Zealand during the Volvo Ocean Race stopover. In Auckland, the New Zealand government signed up to the campaign.
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01:10 conference where Itajaí signs the pledge
01:29 Itajaí mayor shows the pledge
01:38 Activities with kids and mascotte Wisdom
02:12 Waste and recycling plants
03:11 underwater and beach cleaning b-roll
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