187 Countries Sign Plastic Waste Agreement

In a huge step towards combating plastic waste, 187 countries have signed a historic agreement to limit and regulate the export of plastic waste. This move is a significant step forward in the fight to protect our planet from the negative impact of plastic pollution.

The agreement, which was agreed upon in Geneva, came after years of negotiations and discussions between experts in the field of environmental protection. The purpose of the agreement is to stop the export of plastic waste from developed countries to developing countries, where the waste often ends up in the oceans.

According to experts, the vast majority of plastic waste that ends up in the oceans comes from just ten rivers, eight of which are in Asia. The new agreement aims to put an end to this cycle by regulating the export of plastic waste and ensuring that it is properly disposed of or recycled.

The agreement will also ensure that countries take greater responsibility for their own plastic waste, leading to greater investment in waste management infrastructure and a reduction in the amount of waste that ends up in the oceans. This is a critical step towards reducing the amount of plastic that is polluting our oceans, which is estimated to reach 80 million tons by 2040.

The agreement is a clear sign that countries are beginning to take the issue of plastic pollution seriously, and are willing to work together to address this global problem. It also highlights the role that individuals can play in reducing plastic waste by making simple changes to their daily habits, such as using reusable bags and cups, and recycling as much as possible.

Overall, the agreement is a major win for the environment and a sign that we can make progress towards a more sustainable future. It will require significant investment and effort from all parties involved, but it is a necessary step towards protecting our planet and ensuring that future generations can enjoy it as much as we do today.

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