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Bridge to Busan: The ultimate session in Busan needs to reflect ambition

The global plastics treaty requires significant ambition to meet its intended goals, but the path to Busan is fraught with challenges

The prominence of ‘plastic’, a material that was once invented for convenience and utility, has now shifted from innovation to pollution (pic for representation)
Updated on Jun 11, 2024 12:13 AM IST

Will microbes bring an end to the plastic disaster? The answer could be X-32

Ongoing lab studies were promising enough for Colossal Biosciences to support a Harvard team to work towards developing X-32 to address the plastics crisis.

The world produces some 430 million tonnes of plastic per year. (pic for representation)
Published on May 07, 2024 08:00 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

India advocates consensus-backed moves to end plastic pollution, not a voting-based approach

INC-4 concluded with an advanced draft text of the instrument and agreement on intersessional work ahead of the fifth session (INC-5) scheduled in November

A prop depicting a water tap with cascading plastic bottles is displayed by activists near the Shaw Centre venue of penultimate negotiations for the first-ever global plastics treaty, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on April 23. (REUTERS)
Updated on May 01, 2024 05:06 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi, ​new Delhi

India seeks plastic pollution agreement via full consensus

India, while clearing its stand, said it will only support an international legally binding agreement on plastic pollution if it is reached via full consensus, not one made through the support of a two-thirds majority

India seeks plastic pollution agreement via full consensus
Updated on Apr 28, 2024 06:54 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

Spike in fossil fuel lobbyists at UN talks to cut plastic pollution: CIEL

Fossil fuel and chemical industry lobbyists outnumbered the combined 180 representatives of the European Union delegations

Activist Dianne Peterson places a sign on a public art installation outside a United Nations conference on plastics on April 23 (AP)
Updated on Apr 25, 2024 09:39 PM IST
ByJayashree Nandi
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