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UN body weighs a global treaty to fight plastic pollution

Posted on AllSides February 25th, 2022
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Delegates from United Nations member countries are considering proposals for a binding global treaty to curb plastic pollution.

The U.N. Environment Assembly, meeting Feb. 28 to March 2 in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, is expected to propose an international framework to address the growing problem of plastic waste in the world’s oceans, rivers and landscape.

“For the first time in history, we are seeing unprecedented global momentum to tackle the plague of plastic pollution,” said U.N. Environment Program Executive Director Inger Andersen.

During preparations for the session, Andersen implored member states...

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