"Support is growing internationally for a new global treaty to tackle
the plastic pollution crisis, it has emerged, though so far without the
two biggest per capita waste producers – the US and the UK – which have
yet to signal their participation.
A UN working group on marine litter and microplastics met at a virtual
conference last week to discuss the issue. More than two-thirds of UN
member states, including African, Baltic, Caribbean, Nordic and Pacific
states, as well as the EU, have declared they are open to considering
the option of a new agreement.
The treaty would be akin to the Paris climate agreement or the Montreal
protocol to prevent ozone depletion. Neither the UK nor the US have
declared their desire for a new agreement."
Via Glyn Moody, who wrote "unacceptable…"
*** Xanni ***
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