If action is not taken now to reduce plastic pollution, the situation will worsen and by 2040, global plastic production will double, plastic leaks into the oceans will triple, and the total amount of plastic pollution in the oceans will will quadruple, said Marco Lambertini World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF, for its abbreviation in English).
Microplastics found in cutlery, electronic cigarettes and cosmetics are dangerous and unnecessary single-use products that governments should gradually ban at the upcoming UN talks on a global plastic pollution treaty, the organization said. Eventually in Paris. ,
Although plastics are cheap and versatile, with myriad uses across many industries, about half are used to make products with very short lifespans or that are single-use but can degrade hundreds of years, he said.
Furthermore, most of these are used in high- and upper-middle-income countries, with research showing that by 2015, 60 percent of all plastics produced will have already reached the end of their useful life and need to be recycled. Furthermore, globally, less than 10 percent of plastic products are recycled.
The talks will take place from 29 May to 2 June and WWF presented a series of global measures to reduce and eliminate these products, which it believes to be included in the text of the treaty, because according to various reports, it was found that the products Plastic is the most harmful which pollutes the environment.
The research, commissioned by the organisation, offers solutions on how to address the most pressing challenges of plastic pollution under a new global treaty, dividing plastic products into two groups: can be significantly reduced or eliminated and those that cannot currently be eliminated or significantly reduced, but require global control measures to promote recycling and safe management and disposal.
“We are trapped in a system where we can produce far more plastic than any one country can. This has created a plastic pollution crisis that affects both the environment and society,” Marco Lambertini Said.
He added that “plastic pollution is a global problem that requires a global solution. Negotiators should heed the recommendations of this report and work together to create a treaty with specific, comprehensive and binding global rules that will address the plastic crisis.” But can turn the tide.”