A new study has found that global plastic pollution could be cut by 80 per cent by 2040. According to a report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released in mid-May, this target is "within reach", but to achieve it, deep policy and market shifts are needed. The report "Turning off the Tap" was published shortly before the start of the second round of multi-day consultations involving the UNEP Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-2) on 29 May. The Committee is continuing its efforts to develop a legally binding instrument to fight plastic pollution. Last year, the United Nations established the Committee and gave it the mandate to forge a global agreement on plastic. It met for a first round of talks at the end of November in Uruguay and is now meeting in Paris....
UNEP report: Plastic pollution could be slashed by 80 per cent by the year 2040
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