Globales Abkommen zur Plastikbekämpfung infographic
Grafik zeigt die projizierte Steigerung vom verwalteter und nicht-verwalteter Plastikentsorgung zwischen 2016 und 2040. Die Zahlen wurden vom Pew Charitable Trust zur Verfügung gestellt.


Globales Abkkommen zur Vermeidung von Plastikmüll

By Jordi Bou

February 28, 2022 - March 2, 2022 - Nach langen Jahren in denen Steigerung von Plastikmüll negiert wurde, treffen sich über 100 UN Mitgliedsstaaten für einen Entwurf des ersten Abkommens zur Kontrolle der globalen Plastikverschmutzung.

After years of largely neglecting the build-up of plastic waste, more than 100 UN member states meet to draw up a blueprint for the first treaty controlling global plastic pollution.

Meeting at the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya from Feb 28 to Mar 2, the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) will tackle the creation of a landmark treaty to control plastic pollution worldwide. The UN says it could be the most important environmental pact since the Paris Agreement climate deal in 2015.

Eleven million tonnes of it ends up in the ocean each year, a figure that's expected to triple by 2040 to 29 million tonnes unless production and use of throwaway plastics such as drinks bottles, delivery packaging and grocery bags are reduced, a study by the Pew Charitable Trusts finds.

Even worse, because plastic remains in the ocean for hundreds of years, or longer, and may never biodegrade, the cumulative amount of plastic stock in the ocean could severely impact biodiversity, and ocean and human health.

PUBLISHED: 21/02/2022; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom