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Paris summit approves drafting global plastic pollution treaty

The summit ended with support for creating a "zero draft" treaty ahead of the next negotiations at Nairobi in November.

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Delegates to a weeklong U.N.-brokered summit in Paris unanimously agreed to move ahead to the next phase of negotiations by preparing a "zero draft" international treaty for ending plastic waste globally.

The summit concluded on Saturday with more than 700 delegates from 169 nations approving the creation of a draft global plastic pollution treaty ahead of the next round of negotiations at a Nairobi summit in November. Officials hope the final text will be adopted at a conference in mid-2025.

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