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Wonders will never cease! UN moves to do the right thing on plastic waste – but moves far too slowly
From here (ht CITIZEN FREE PRESS)
“A coalition of "high-ambition" governments led by Norway and Rwanda, along with environmental groups, want to end plastic pollution altogether by 2040 by slashing production and limiting some chemicals used in making plastics.”
Fantastic news! BY why is real, visible and dangerous pollution subject to a plan to “end plastic pollution altogether by 2040”, when fake, invisible and safe CO2 emissions are subject to plans to end in 2030? A full ten years earlier?
I can fully understand the “wiggle room” being sought – provided it can be proven that the plastic is captured and impossible to leach into land, sea or air.
“Countries with big petroleum industries like the U.S., China and Saudi Arabia are focusing instead on plastic recycling, and want country-by-country rules instead of across-the-board limits.
Stew Harris, senior director for global plastics policy at the American Chemistry Council, argued for allowing each government to "use the right tools based on their unique circumstances." In a statement to The Associated Press as the talks wrapped up, he said that circularity -- or reusing plastics -- was "at the forefront of the negotiations as a means to tackle pollution and be more sustainable in producing and consuming plastics. We agree that's the best path."
As always, the issues are “compliance” and “enforcement”.
This would be one are I could support for the E in ESG.
I believe that (micro- and nano- plastics are an existential threat to all life on the planet.
But don’t tell the anti-humans In governments and the UN – they will seek to accelerate it to achieve the goals of the cult of Moloch – a.k.a. Satan worship!
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