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175 Countries Agree to Collectively Tackle Plastic Pollution Crisis

HeadlineMar 03, 2022

Representatives of 175 nations have reached a historic agreement to reduce pollution from plastic. Negotiators at the United Nations Environment Assembly in Kenya agreed Wednesday to draft a new global treaty that could ban single-use plastic, while promoting the sustainable design of products and the reuse of materials. A recent U.N. study found that unless nations limit waste, the weight of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans could exceed the weight of all the world’s fish within two decades.

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