United Nations negotiates in an attempt to create first global plastic pollution treaty


A third round of United Nations negotiations, known as INC3, aimed at creating the first global treaty to control plastic pollution has received more than 500 proposals from governments. The INC3 talks took place in Nairobi, Kenya, with negotiators having until the end of next year to reach an agreement on controlling plastics. The plastics industry, oil and petrochemical exporters, including Russia and Saudi Arabia, have called for a global deal promoting recycling and reuse, while some governments and environmental campaigners argue that far less plastic should be produced in the first place. Two more rounds of talks are scheduled for next year to try to finalize the deal. Read more about the INC3 treaty.

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