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On the sidelines of COP21, organisers draw attention to global waste of resources

Fouad Mansour , Monday 30 Nov 2015
Water bottle at UN Climate Change Conference
Photo of the Water bottle distributed among the participants of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris 2015, November 30 2015 (Photo: Fouad Mansour)
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In a bid to draw attention to the hazards of wasting resources around the world, each of the 40,000 participants in the 12-day UN climate change conference in Paris received a reusable bottle of water.

"Imagine if 40000 people drank 3 bottles of water every day for 12 days; maybe a million plastic bottles would have been used (and disposed of)," an organiser told Ahram Online.

Around 150 world leaders — including those of the United States, China, Russia, and India—gathered in France to attend the COP21-Paris 2015 on its first day.

The summit seeks to end roughly twenty years of international disagreements over reaching a pact that would limit emissions of greenhouse gases, which are responsible for climate change 

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