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This year marks the 30th EU-Taiwan Annual Consultations, as well as the 15th anniversary of the European Economic and Trade Office (EETO). As part of the Europe Day celebration, the EETO, Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ministry of Economic Affairs Bureau of Foreign Trade are jointly organising the "Forum on 30 years of EU-Taiwan Relations: Review and Prospect".
Imagine 8 million tons of plastic… or 310.000 shipping containers filled with plastic… this is the amount of plastic being dumped into the ocean worldwide… every year. The consequences are dramatic. “Our oceans are in danger. By 2050 they could contain more plastic than fish,” EU High Representative Mogherini had announced at the #OurOcean Conference in Malta last October. The Ocean Plastics Lab is an international travelling exhibition showcasing the contribution of science to understand and combat the problem of plastics in the ocean. The exhibition is currently located at the Esplanade Solidarność 1980, at the European Parliament.