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G20 Nations Fail to Step Up Efforts to Curb Plastic Pollution

Plastic pollution is on track to nearly double in G20 countries by 2050 if no significant action is taken. This alarming projection highlights the urgent need for stricter regulations to curb plastic production and consumption. Current recycling initiatives and single-use plastic bans are insufficient. A comprehensive global treaty that mandates aggressive plastic reduction strategies is essential. G20 countries must enact stricter bans on single-use plastics, coupled with production taxes and extended producer responsibility schemes. These schemes hold producers accountable for the entire lifecycle of their products, including recycling and disposal. By implementing these measures, G20 nations can significantly reduce plastic use. However, even with stricter regulations, plastic consumption is expected to rise. This emphasizes the importance of continued innovation in sustainable materials and alternative packaging solutions. G20 countries have a critical leadership role to play in addressing plastic pollution. By working together to implement these essential measures, they can chart a course towards a cleaner and healthier planet for all.
https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/plastic-consumption-course-nearly-double-by-2050-research-2023-02-27/



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  • George Kariuki

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    This is so disappointing. Recycling and bans just aren't enough. We need a global treaty with real teeth.

    • We Don't Have Time

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      • Elizabeth Gathigia

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        Total disappointment, all leaders should work together and find solutions to curb this menace of plastics pollution

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        • Munene Mugambi

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          @elizbeth_gathigia which is what the citizens of these countries expect at the bare minimum, not increased plastic pollution

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        • Joseph Githinji

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          Truely devastating, at this age world leaders should know the impact of plastic pollution and brace themselves to fight with it head on.

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          • Munene Mugambi

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            @joseph_githinji Oh I'm pretty sure they're aware of the damage caused by plastics, the real question is? Do they care enough about such issues or they're more concerned with profitability margins?

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          • Annett Michuki..

            3 w

            this is so disappointing, what are the leaders doing?

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            • Princess

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              It's disappointing to see such a lack of leadership and initiative from some of the world's most powerful countries.

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              • Jane Wangui

                3 w

                It's about time that all leaders came up with measures to deal with the pollution brought about by plastics as their effects may be irreversible.

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                • Joseph Githinji

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                  @jane_wangui leaders from G20 nations must create a unified effort to kick out plastic pollution entirely.

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                • Lucinda Ramsay

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                  The world leaders and governments need to step up, step beyond the old politics and collaborate to brings global solutions to global problems.

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                  • Munene Mugambi

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                    @lucinda_ramsay One could almost argued that they're already collaborating on plastic production, corruption and fossil fuel extraction. That's why they're all unwilling to end plastics production

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