"The United Nations on Wednesday agreed to start negotiating a world-first
global treaty on plastic pollution in what has been hailed a watershed moment
for the planet.
Nearly 200 nations at the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi unanimously agreed
to create an intergovernmental committee to negotiate and finalize a legally
binding plastics treaty by 2024.
UNEA chair Espen Barthe Eide declared the resolution passed with a strike of
the gavel as the assembly hall erupted into cheers and applause.
"We are making history today. You should all be proud," said Eide, who is
Norway's climate and environment minister.
Negotiators have been given a broad mandate to target plastic trash in all its
forms – not just bottles and straws in the ocean, but invisible microplastics
polluting the air, soil, and food chain."
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