World Oceans Day 2018 — the live blog

World Oceans Day 2018 — the live blog

(CNN) – From Paris to Hong Kong, and Quito to Malé, on June 8, 2018, students around the world are celebrating World Oceans Day by taking part in CNN’s #ZeroPlasticLunch.

We asked people to strip single-use plastics from their lunches, and replace them with environmentally alternatives, and encouraged schools to ban plastic straws for our #TheLastStraw campaign.

Elsewhere, organizations are hosting beach cleanups and marches, launching eco-friendly plastic alternatives and announcing campaigns to save our oceans from plastics.

Read our live coverage to see how the day is unfolding.