AuthorTopic: HISTORIC AGREEMENT TO REDUCE PLASTIC WASTE REACHED BY ALL COUNTRIES  (Read 291 times)

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As awareness increases across the globe about the growing crisis of plastic waste, one would think that it would be common sense for nations to come to some form of agreement to limit plastic pollution.

Such was the case last Friday when over 180 countries joined a historic United Nations agreement to take new steps to monitor and track plastic waste beyond their borders and regulate its trade.

However, the U.S. was one of only a handle of countries that refused to join the agreement, which took the form of an amendment to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste and their Disposal, a convention backed by 187 countries excluding the U.S.

The U.S. is currently the top exporter of plastic waste, according to advocacy group Break Free From Plastic. While the U.S. was present at the negotiations for the amendment, as a non-signatory to the convention it was unable to vote. However, U.S. representatives argued against the measure, claiming that the agreement would harm the trade in plastic waste.


https://www.wakingtimes.com/2019/05/14/historic-agreement-to-reduce-plastic-waste-reached-by-nearly-every-country-in-the-world/
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