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UN Commits to Combating Ocean Plastic Waste Crisis

A new proposal will allow governments to establish an international taskforce to advise on combating what the UN’s oceans chief has dubbed as a “planetary crisis.”

Nations across the globe have agreed that ocean plastic waste is a crisis and that they need to work together to stop plastic waste from entering oceans.

In an effort to reduce plastic waste from entering the oceans, a new proposal is launching tomorrow that will allow governments to establish an international taskforce to advise on combating what the UN’s oceans chief has dubbed as a “planetary crisis.”

BBC has more:

The UN resolution, which is set to be sealed tomorrow, has no timetable and is not legally binding.

But ministers at an environment summit in Kenya believe it will set the course for much tougher policies and send a clear signal to business.

A stronger motion was rejected after the US would not agree to any specific, internationally agreed goals.

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