U.S. could be outlier if U.N. clinches plastic waste pact

FILE PHOTO: Scavengers walk past Marabou storks as they collect recyclable plastic materials at the Dandora dumping site on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya, August 25, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

GENEVA (Reuters) – Countries are nearing agreement to tighten controls on trade in plastic waste, which would make it harder for leading exporter the United States to ship unsorted plastic to emerging Asian economies for disposal, campaigners said on Tuesday. Global public outrage has grown at marine pollution, sparking demands for more recycling and better […]

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