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The Fifth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly was an opportunity...
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A historic international agreement has been reached to end the scourge of plastics pollution.

It was adopted at the fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2) in Nairobi, attended virtually and in person by more than 5,000 people.

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Every minute, the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into the ocean. This marine litter and plastic pollution endangers aquatic life, threatens human health and results in myriad hidden costs for the economy. Such a global threat requires a global response, and the upcoming United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.2) is an important stage for governments and policymakers to catalyse change.

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