Humanity is facing a plastic pollution crisis. It’s said that plastic production has risen exponentially in the last decades, and now amounts to some 400 million tons per year – a figure set to double by 2040.
In 2022, UN Member States agreed to start negotiating a historic new global treaty to end #plasticpollution. The framework is now being negotiated throughout a series of meetings across the globe, and the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) are working on developing this international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment.
In conjunction with #WorldEnvironmentDay2023 which was on the 5th of June, BFM takes up the theme to #BeatPlasticPollution and speak to Mageswari Sangaralingam, a Senior Research Officer from Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) and the Consumers Association Penang (CAP) about the ongoing talks, and whether a resolution to clearly take us towards a future with no plastic pollution can be a reality.
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