November 22

U.N. Plastic Treaty Talks Grapple with Re-Use, Recycle, Reduce Debate

By Duncan Miriri

A third round of United Nations negotiations to try to deliver the world’s first treaty to control plastic pollution has drawn more than 500 proposals from governments, participants said on Sunday.

Negotiators, who spent a week meeting in the Kenyan capital at talks known as INC3, have until the end of next year to strike a deal for the control of plastics, which produce an estimated 400 million tonnes of waste every year.

Photo courtesy of Dustan Woodhouse.

Source: Reuters (link opens in a new window)

climate change, recycling, waste