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175 Countries Agree to Plastic Waste Treaty

By: Larissa Chalouhi, Pawzfeed Editor, The Pawprint 

The United Nations reported that representatives of 175 countries have agreed to restrict plastic waste and usage. This new resolution took place during the fifth session of the U.N Environment and Assembly in Kenya.    

The main goal of this agreement is to reduce as much as possible on plastic. Plastic has been one of the biggest issues the world has been facing in terms of global warming. The resolution, according to Inger Andersen, executive director of the United Nations Environment Program, is “the most significant environmental multilateral deal” since the Paris Agreement.

More than 12 million tons of plastic flow into the oceans and this could triple by the year 2040. This is why 175 countries agreed to this treaty.

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