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Join calls for a UN treaty to stop plastic pollution
We want a world without plastic pollution. But, as things stand, by 2040 the oceans will be awash with four times as much plastic as there is today.
Many governments and organisations are working hard to deal with plastic pollution. But the problem’s getting worse, and efforts aren’t keeping pace.
What we can do about it
The solution lies in reducing the use of virgin plastic and keeping all plastic that is produced in a circular economy.
Without changes to how we use, recycle and reduce plastic usage, we won’t fix the problem. We need tough global action that gets to the root cause. And in some cases that means moving from voluntary to mandatory measures.
We’re at a critical point in time to establish an ambitious UN treaty on plastics. At the upcoming UN Environment Assembly, a process to deliver legally binding goals must be agreed before it’s too late.
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