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At UN Talks, Countries Divided on Approach to Plastics Agreement

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Greenpeace projects messages and plastic waste imagery on a billboard in Uruguay as global leaders come together to discuss a Global Plastics Treaty in Punta del Este, Uruguay.  © 2022 Greenpeace/Manuela Lourenço Delegates from over 150 countries, as well as civil society groups and industry representatives, gathered in Uruguay last week to negotiate a new global treaty limiting plastic pollution. While countries there recognized the health impacts of plastic pollution, discussions about reducing plastic waste also needs to include the source of plastics: fossil fuels.…


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