Is this the 'beginning of the end of plastic pollution’?

On 2 March, Christmas came early for many green NGOs as 175 nations signed off on a resolution to end plastic pollution and work towards a legally binding instrument. “It was remarkable,” said Tom Gammage, ocean campaigner at the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). Quite simply, this could “mark the beginning of the end of plastic pollution”, he told ENDS.

by David Burrows
Rubbish washed up on a beach on the Isle of Wight
A new plastics treaty has far reaching ambitions. Photograph: Jason Swain/Getty Images

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