June 8, 2023

Wednesday, Might 24 at 19:30 Moscow time:
What’s going to it take to make the World Plastics Compact efficient for all? Non-governmental organizations are arguing with the UN over the restricted presence of key voices, particularly from creating international locations, within the upcoming negotiations on an settlement to finish plastic air pollution.

Environmentalists say it is important for folks in creating international locations — locations which are usually recipients of plastic waste from wealthy international locations — that negotiators find out about their private experiences with the issue.

Marginalized populations on the forefront of the plastic disaster are negatively impacted by plastic in any respect levels, from fossil gasoline extraction to manufacturing, consumption and disposal. Poorer communities additionally endure disproportionately from environmental air pollution from mismanaged waste, dumping or incineration of plastic waste.

Final yr, 193 international locations agreed to finish plastic air pollution with the objective of a legally binding World Plastics Compact by 2024. The United Nations Surroundings Program will maintain a second spherical of negotiations beginning Might 29 in Paris. A brand new UN report launched forward of the occasion estimates that chopping plastic air pollution by 80% over the subsequent 20 years will forestall greater than $3 trillion in harm to world well being, the surroundings and the local weather.

On this version of The Stream, we check out the options supplied and what’s at stake within the world plastics disaster.

On this version of The Stream, we’re speaking to:
Andres Del Castillo, @andresdelcas
Senior Affiliate, CIEL

Shilpi Chhotrei, @ShilpiChhotray
Co-founder and CEO of Individuals Over Plastic

tiwonge Mzumara-Gawa, @tearfund
Associate and member of the Tearfund Marketing campaign

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