World Leaders Agree To Forge a “Historic” Treaty on Plastic Waste

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Takeaways:

  • World leaders, environment ministers and representatives from 173 countries have agreed to develop a legally binding treaty which would cover the full lifecycle of plastic production.
  • The resolution also introduced provisions to recognize waste pickers and the acknowledgment of the role of indigenous peoples.
  • The treaty will include financial and technical support as well as a scientific body to advise it and the possibility of a global fund.

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