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U.N. adopts historic resolution aimed at ending plastic pollution

By Tik Root

02 Mar 2022 · 4 min read

For the first time, the international community has agreed on a framework to curb the world's growing plastic problem. A resolution adopted Wednesday by the United Nations lays out an ambitious plan for developing a legally binding treaty to "end plastic pollution."

"With plastic pollution getting worse every day, there is no time to waste," said Rwandan Environment Minister Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya. "This decision is a historic milestone in the global effort to prevent our planet from drowning in plastics."

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