Global agreement to curb the usage of plastic

Member nations of the United Nations have agreed to significantly reduce the usage of plastic. This pledge was taken in Kenya at the current United Nations Environmental Assembly, nations pledged to significantly reduce single-use plastic products by 2030.

This move will also curb products such as cups, bags, straws etc. This final statement was issued after thousands of students had protested to urge world leaders to combat climate change.

. The final text of the document was also significantly weakened by the United States, according to negotiators. Most nations, including the European Union members, backed a proposal by India that would have seen governments commit to “phasing out most problematic single-use plastics by 2025. Close to 8 million tonnes of plastic waste is leaked into oceans every year threatening┬ámarine life and smothering reefs.