Plastic pollution has become one of our most pressing environmental issues. The scale of this crisis demands urgent action, with 14 million tons of plastic entering the ocean each year, damaging marine ecosystems and human health.
Economist Impact as a part of The Economist, convened the Global Plastics Summit and held in Bangkok on October 11-12th. Held just weeks after the release of a ’zero draft’ of the historic UN treaty to end plastic pollution and ahead of a critical meeting of treaty negotiators in Kenya in November, the summit provided a significant opportunity for stakeholders from governments, the science community, non-government organisations (NGOs) and the private sector to debate the details of the draft treaty. The Unique Organic by the lead of Nihan Akdemir has placed to join the discussions. https://impact.economist.com/ocean/ocean-health/plastics-treaty-negotiators-must-have-access-to-the-latest-science-global