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December 1, 2020

Confronting the Plastic Pollution Pandemic

Publisher: IISD

Author: Tallash Kantai

Language: English

Key Messages* Fossil fuel-based plastic is a ubiquitous commodity, which disintegrates overhundreds of years but never fully degrades.* The United Nations has taken notable measures to address plastic pollution since2012.* The world should carefully weigh the advantages and drawbacks of a proposed newglobal treaty on plastic pollution.* Without addressing the current uses of plastic, the world will be in an eternal wastecycle.