Talks continue in Paris for two weeks with the aim of producing a binding agreement for next year on reducing plastic waste
The amount of single-use plastic must be halved by 2040, demands a new report from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) published on Tuesday.
Talks are set to continue in Paris in two weeks with the aim of producing a binding agreement for next year on reducing plastic waste. In addition to halving the use of single-use plastics, the draft agreement also calls for reducing the amount of plastic waste by 80 percent by 2040.
– The way we produce, use and throw away plastic pollutes ecosystems, poses risks to human health and damages the climate, Inger Andersen, director of the Environment Program, listed .
In the second year alone, the world generated about 238 million tons of single-use plastic waste, such as packaging. About half of it either ended up in nature or was incinerated.