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UN conference on plastic pollution marked by industry influence

UN conference on plastic pollution marked by industry influence

At a recent United Nations conference in Canada, intended to forge a treaty on plastic pollution, industry insiders prominently influenced proceedings despite the event's "plastic-free" claim.

Lisa Song reports for ProPublica.

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