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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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Plastic pollution treaty talks yield mixed results for Arctic Indigenous communities

Despite global talks aiming to tackle plastic pollution, Arctic Indigenous communities return home to worsening plastic impacts without commitments to reduce plastic production.

Sonam Lama Hyolmo reports for Mongabay.

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Production cap is crucial to global treaty on plastic pollution, study suggests

Future models on plastic pollution suggest limiting the world's annual plastic production is necessary to mitigate its environmental impact.

Costas Velis writes for The Conversation.

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Reimagining plastic usage to combat pollution

In an interview with CBC, environmental scientist Pete Myers advocates for a significant reduction in plastic production and emphasizes the urgent need to address plastic pollution's health impacts.

Mark Kelley reports for CBC.

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Tensions rise as US stance on plastic treaty draws criticism
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Tensions rise as US stance on plastic treaty draws criticism

Recent U.N. talks in Ottawa reveal significant resistance by major oil producers, including the U.S., to stringent global plastic production caps.

James Bruggers reports for Inside Climate News.

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​Half of the world's plastic pollution can be traced back to 56 companies​

​Half of the world's plastic pollution can be traced back to 56 companies​

New research shows a few multinational companies, including Philip Morris International and Coca-Cola, are major contributors to global plastic pollution, a study finds.

Sofia Quaglia reports for The Guardian.

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Opinion: Houston's petrochemical exports fuel Europe's growing plastics crisis

Europe grapples with escalating plastic pollution, driven by petrochemical imports from Texas. A recent report by Amnesty International shows how some of these imported petrochemical products are linked to environmental racism, and calls for more stringent rules to restrict the proliferation of polluting plastics.

Alysha Khambay writes in euobserver.

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