Un Agreement Plastic

Marco Lambertini, director general of the environmental organisation WWF International, said that rich countries had for too long given up responsibility for huge amounts of plastic waste and that the new agreement was a very welcome step towards correcting the imbalance and restoring some responsibility. Barrels of oil used annually for plastic production In order to accelerate progress towards a circular economy for plastics, there is an urgent need to strengthen current efforts through coordinated and ambitious approaches such as the Foundation`s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment and Plastics Pact network. WWF, Ellen MacArthur Foundation and BCG are pushing other companies to join the call for www.plasticpollutiontreaty.org. For these reasons, the EIS is trying to eliminate unnecessary uses of plastic, in particular, and we see bans as a key role in this regard. We also believe that plastics and plastics on the market should be manufactured and designed for a safe and clean circular economy. We are not asking for a total or remote removal of all plastics, but a gradual abandonment of our current toxic dependence on a material that causes so much environmental damage. This could start with unnecessary and easily replaceable plastics, as well as problematic plastics that cannot be recycled or are particularly harmful, and a shift to wider use of reuse and recharging systems. This exhibition, supported by the government of Monaco with support, will effectively tell the story of “the history of plastics”. In doing so, the exhibition attempts to highlight how this simple material is changing both global industry and everyday life and how it has become such an important part of life on Earth. At the same time, the exhibition will draw attention to the problems of our consumption and production patterns, and show how disposable and disposable plastics – some used for a few seconds but last for centuries – overwhelm our planet and endanger the health and well-being of people and ecosystems around the world. “I am proud that the parties to the Basel Convention reached an agreement this week in Geneva on a legally binding and comprehensive mechanism for the management of plastic waste,” said Rolph Payet, Executive Secretary of the three Environmental Conventions.

Plastic waste is considered one of the most pressing environmental problems in the world, and the fact that nearly one million people around the world signed a petition this week calling on the parties to the Basel Convention to intervene in the framework of COPs here in Geneva is a sign that public awareness and will are great. Such measures are not unprecedented. For example, the European Union recently adopted the Single-Use Plastics Directive, which prohibits many disposable plastic items, such as cotton chopsticks, cutlery, plates, straws, drink agitators, balloon sticks and many extended polystyrene products.

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