End to Problem of Plastic Pollution in Sight #AfricaClimateCrisis
In a move that comes from years of work and activism by governments, NGOs and international organisations, a plastics treaty is finally on the table. The treaty's goal is to end plastic pollution, and forge an international legally binding agreement by the end of 2024.
"Today marks a triumph by planet earth over single-use plastics. This is the most significant environmental multilateral deal since the Paris Accord. It is an insurance policy for this generation and future ones, so they may live with plastic and not be doomed by it," said Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme.
Nations Sign Up to End Global Scourge of Plastic Pollution
UN News, 2 March 2022
Heads of State, environment ministers and other representatives from 175 nations, endorsed a historic resolution at the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi on Wednesday to end… Read more »
Global and Grassroots Come Together As Landmark Plastics Agreement Signed in Nairobi
RFI, 3 March 2022
Tired of the poor improper plastic waste disposal in Nairobi, Kenya, Nzambi Matee, 29, took it upon herself to solve one of the world's biggest environmental concerns by changing… Read more »
Global Plastics Treaty - Big, Bold Step to End Plastic Pollution
Greenpeace, 2 March 2022
March 2, 2022, Nairobi, Kenya: The United Nations Environment Assembly announced today the outcome of the UNEA 5.2 meeting adopting a mandate to open negotiations for a legally… Read more »
SA Welcomes Resolution to End Plastic Pollution
SAnews.gov.za, 3 March 2022
Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Barbara Creecy has welcomed the adoption of the resolution to end plastic pollution with an international legally binding… Read more »
UNEA Commits to Ink Legally Binding Deal By 2024 to End Plastic Pollution
Capital FM, 3 March 2022
The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) has adopted a landmark resolution committing to adopt a legally binding agreement by 2024 to end plastic pollution. Read more »
Decreasing the usage of plastic and increasing its recycling is the aim of a resolution being presented at a United Nations Environment Program conference. According to the UNEP< Read more »
African leaders called for intensified effrots to combat plastic pollution, coastal erosion and illegal fishing during the #OneOceanSummit in France. Presidents Hage Geingob from ... Read more »
The current situation in South Africa means responsibility for ensuring plastic bottles are recycled lies with consumers and volunteers. When plastic is seen as waste, managing it ... Read more »
Kenya has limited the use of single-use plastic (file photo).