World’s biggest plastic producers join call for UN treaty fighting plastic pollution in oceansPosted on October 16, 2020 by DrRossH in Plastic & Wildlife, Plastic Waste News
The push comes as a report highlights how discarded plastic equivalent to the weight of about 60,000 blue whales are dumped into oceans each year – more than 11 million tonnes.
The drinks businesses, which last month were slated in research on plastic pollution, backed the call by environmental charities for a UN treaty urging governments to negotiate a global agreement on plastic pollution.
Nearly 30 businesses, also including Danone, H&M, Mars, Nestlé, Tesco, and Unilever have backed the call, which is the first such collective corporate action, and organisers are urging more private companies to join.
This type of agreement could drag out for years however. It needs faster action.