Global ef­forts urged on plas­tic pol­lu­tion

China Daily (Canada) - - WORLD -

UN Gen­eral As­sem­bly Pres­i­dent Maria Fer­nanda Espinosa on Tues­day launched a global cam­paign against plas­tic pol­lu­tion, pri­mar­ily to raise aware­ness among peo­ples around the world. “I in­tend to lever­age the ca­pac­ity of the of­fice of the pres­i­dent of the Gen­eral As­sem­bly to sup­port on­go­ing global cam­paigns to beat plas­tic pol­lu­tion,” Espinosa told re­porters at the UN head­quar­ters in New York. The cam­paign has two el­e­ments: Re­duc­tion of plas­tic waste at the UN sys­tem; global ad­vo­cacy in col­lab­o­ra­tion with mem­ber states and UN agen­cies for pub­lic aware­ness across the world.

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