Representatives from 175 countries are gathering in Paris next week, from May 29 to June 2, for a major summit preparing an international treaty to tackle plastic pollution. As of this Saturday, Catherine Colonna, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, is organizing a "high-level" preparatory meeting in the capital to advance this complex issue.
Well beyond the stated objectives of ending the use of single-use plastics by 2040, the France is more ambitious and advocates, in conjunction with other countries of the European Union, for a mandatory reduction in plastic production.
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Pollution is gigantic and plastic is ubiquitous in our lives. All of the 8300 million tons of plastics produced since 1950 could "line the entire France with 50 centimeters of polymers or, cover the entire surface of the Earth with a layer of 2 millimeters," says Jeroen Sonke, director of research at the CNRS and...
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