A global plastics treaty is our biggest chance to turn the tide on plastics - we must use it well

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Negotiators of the Global Plastics Treaty must aim high in Uruguay this week, as there won’t be a second treaty, write Systemiq's Yoni Shiran and Jakob Franke

World leaders have finally woken up to the fact that a global strategy is needed to address one of the biggest environmental threats facing our planet: plastic pollution. In March 2022, UN member states...

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