Nations start negotiations over global plastics treaty

November 14, 2023

Nations grappling with the plastic "suffocating" nature and leaching into food and the human body began fresh negotiations on Monday toward a UN treaty to tackle the growing problem. Some 175 countries agreed last year to conclude by 2024 a binding agreement to combat the plastic pollution littering oceans, mountain tops, and even blood and breast milk. All ecosystems are under threat from plastic pollution," said Jyoti Mathur-Filipp, executive secretary of the treaty negotiating committee. 'Existential threat'The International Council of Chemical Associations, a global industry body, said the treaty "should be focused on ending plastic pollution, not plastic production". Plastic production has doubled in 20 years and in 2019, a total of 460 million tonnes was manufactured, according to the OECD.

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