Historic UNEP Resolution: ‘End Plastic Pollution: Towards an internationally legally binding instrument’

A historic resolution was reached at the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi on 2nd March. Representatives from  175 nations endorsed a resolution to end plastic pollution and create an international legally binding agreement by 2024. The resolution addresses the full lifecycle of plastic, including production, design and disposal.

As well as climate change implications and impacts on human health waste plastic is having an increasingly major impact on the marine environment. Figures quoted by UNEP include:

For more information and to read the treaty click here.

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