The world’s first “plastics ban” will be released soon.
At the United Nations Environment Assembly, which ended on March 2, representatives from 175 countries passed a resolution to end plastic pollution. This will indicate that environmental governance will be a major decision in the world, and will promote the one-time substantial advancement of environmental degradation. It will play an important role in promoting the application of new degradable materials,
The resolution aims to establish an intergovernmental negotiating committee with the goal of finalizing a legally binding international agreement by the end of 2024 to solve the plastic pollution problem.
In addition to working with governments, the resolution will allow businesses to participate in discussions and seek investment from outside governments to study plastic recycling, the United Nations Environment Program said.
Inge Anderson, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, said that this is the most important agreement in the field of global environmental governance since the signing of the Paris Agreement in 2015.
“Plastic pollution has become an epidemic. With today’s resolution, we are officially on the road to cure,” said Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment Espen Bart Eide, president of the United Nations Environment Assembly.
The United Nations Environment Assembly is held every two years to determine global environmental policy priorities and develop international environmental law.
This year’s conference kicked off in Nairobi, Kenya, on February 28th. Global plastic pollution control is one of the most important topics of this conference.
According to the report data of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, in 2019, the global amount of plastic waste was about 353 million tons, but only 9% of plastic waste was recycled. At the same time, the scientific community is paying more and more attention to the potential impact of marine plastic debris and microplastics.
Post time: Nov-23-2022