US sinks cuts to ocean plas­tics

The Observer - - NEWS WORLD - – INM

A UNITED Na­tions agree­ment that would have called for in­ter­na­tion­ally agreed goals to tackle plas­tic waste in our oceans has been re­jected by the US. Sev­eral coun­tries, in­clud­ing China and In­dia, also re­fused to in­clude in the res­o­lu­tion a call on na­tions to adopt any re­duc­tion tar­gets, but US of­fi­cials “were clearly lead­ing the dis­cus­sion on this”, a source at the UN En­vi­ron­ment As­sem­bly in Nairobi said. Coun­tries agreed the world needed to stop plas­tics from en­ter­ing the sea, but the fi­nal res­o­lu­tion pub­lished on Wed­nes­day had no timetable and was not legally bind­ing.


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