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After rough start, UN plastic treaty talks end with mandate for first draft

Plastics and other waste blocks the flow of water from nearby canals that are connected to the Buriganga river in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 6th March, 2023.

Reuters After a rocky start to a week of negotiations, around 170 countries agreed to develop a first draft by November of what could become the first global treaty to curb plastic pollution by the end of next year. Country delegations, NGOs and industry representatives gathered in Paris this week for the second round of […]