This indigenous worldview can lead treaty negotiations, creating systems that are less demanding of our planet and value nature over profit.
The UNEP noted that while an 80% reduction in plastic pollution would be helpful, there would still be a need to manage 100 million metric tons of plastics each year by 2040.
"We need a fundamentally different approach, that turns the tap off on new plastic production.”
The team’s success in using solar energy to synthesize fumaric acid shows promise in using artificial photosynthesis in the future.
The report found that Amazon produced 709 million pounds of plastic packaging waste in 2021, up 18 percent from the 599 million pounds Oceana estimated it produced in 2020.
Negotiators from 175 nations will create a team of scientists to address the plastic pollution crisis worldwide.
The recycling myth explained.