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Swordsmyth
05-11-2019, 06:43 PM
Nearly every country in the world has agreed upon a legally binding framework to reduce the pollution from plastic waste except for the United States, U.N. environmental officials say.An agreement on tracking thousands of types of plastic waste emerged Friday at the end of a two-week meeting of U.N.-backed conventions on plastic waste and toxic, hazardous chemicals.
Discarded plastic clutters pristine land, floats in huge masses in oceansand rivers and entangles wildlife, sometimes with deadly results .
Rolph Payet of the United Nations Environment Program said the "historic" agreement linked to the 186-country, U.N.-supported Basel Convention means that countries will have to monitor and track the movements of plastic waste outside their borders.
The deal affects products used in a broad array of industries, such as health care, technology, aerospace, fashion, food and beverages.
"It's sending a very strong political signal to the rest of the world to the private sector, to the consumer market that we need to do something," Payet said. "Countries have decided to do something which will translate into real action on the ground."
Countries will have to figure out their own ways of adhering to the accord, Payet said. Even the few countries that did not sign it, like the United States, could be affected by the accord when they ship plastic waste to countries that are on board with the deal.M

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enhanced_deficit
05-11-2019, 06:47 PM
Bold leadership as usual.

There is really no need for any cooperations with globalist entities like UN (except in rare cases of PSON masters approved global sanctions, global wars invasion needs etc. ).

specsaregood
05-11-2019, 07:06 PM
90% of the plastic in the oceans is from Asia, and Africa polluting. So let's see them actually do something about it before we commit to anything new.