"High-Stakes Talks To End Plastic Pollution Resume"

"Negotiations on a global treaty to combat plastic pollution will resume Monday, with nations under pressure to stem the tide of trash amid calls from campaigners to limit industry influence on the talks.

Some 175 nations pledged last year to agree by 2024 a binding deal to end the pollution from largely fossil fuel-based plastics that is choking the environment and infiltrating the bodies of humans and animals.

The May 29-June 2 talks in Paris are tasked with agreeing the first outline for actions that could form the basis of a draft negotiating text.

A global ban on single-use plastic items and "polluter pays" schemes are among the measures under discussion."

Benjamin Legendre and Kelly Macnamara report for AFP May 25, 2023.


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Source: AFP, 05/26/2023