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Egypt beach resorts fight global scourge of plastic trash

Combing the Red Sea beach at an Egyptian luxury resort, workers find bagfuls of plastic garbage—but the news isn't all bad, thanks to a new environmental initiative. Pointing at five bags filled with plastic bottles, straws, shopping bags and similar refuse, 20-year-old Wael said: "This isn't very much—six months ago the plastic waste here filled up trucks." Like a growing number of coastal cities, the Egyptian resort of Hurghada this year decided to fight back against the mountains of plastic trash polluting the world's oceans.  Read more....



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