"More than 60 countries have expressed their support for the global treaty on eliminating plastic pollution proposed by Rwanda and Peru.
The number has increased from 25 states in September last year.
The development comes ahead of the 5th UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) from February 28 to March 4 in Nairobi, Kenya — where the world’s nations will start formal negotiations on the treaty.
The treaty seeks to reduce global plastic waste, which is said to fuel climate crisis and environmental catastrophe.
Ahead of the conference, country representatives are already in Nairobi to review the draft treaty that will come up with ways to reduce the manufacture and use of single-use plastics and foster a global circular economy for plastics."
Michel Nkurunziza reports for the Rwanda New Times February 23, 2022.
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