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‘Historic’ plastic treaty will not be fantastic for big oil and ...

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‘Historic’ plastic treaty will not be fantastic for big oil and chemicals

It is hoped agreement on a full treaty to tackle plastic pollution will be ratified within the next two years

John Geddie and Joe Brock

UN negotiators have agreed to a road map for a global plastic treaty that would address plastic production and design in what delegates said was a key step to an ambitious deal, according to a draft resolution.

UN member states are meeting this week in Nairobi to plan for the first global agreement to tackle plastic pollution, a soaring environmental crisis that is destroying marine habitats and contaminating the food chain.

They hope to negotiate a full treaty within the next two years...

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