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Plastic pollution treaty targets production or waste management

This is the third round of talks to develop an international legally binding deal that includes plastic waste in the ocean.

Pollution in Freetown, Sierra Leone
Pollution in Freetown, Sierra Leone (AN/Abdulai Sayni/Unsplash)

Negotiators are advancing talks to draft a plastic pollution treaty that would target the production of plastic or stricter controls on waste management.

Kenya's President William Ruto kicked off the talks on Monday in Nairobi with a call to address "an existential threat to life, human and otherwise, on Earth." The U.N. Environment Program's Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee, which is developing the treaty, is hosting five weeklong negotiating sessions.

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