Women sorting piles of plastic waste.

On 2 March, 175 nations endorsed a landmark agreement to end plastic pollution.

Organised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) the initiative aims to create an international legally binding agreement by 2024.

Agreement on the “Plastics Treaty” received significant media attention, including coverage in these sources:

UNEP: Historic day in the campaign to beat plastic pollution: Nations commit to develop a legally binding agreement

The Guardian: World leaders agree to draw up ‘historic’ treaty on plastic waste

BBC News: Plastic pollution: Green light for ‘historic’ treaty

New Scientist: Countries agree to end plastic pollution in ambitious global treaty

Ellen MacArthur Foundation: A UN Treaty on plastic pollution

For a business perspective, this from Plastic Pollution Treaty Org might be of interest: The business call for a UN Treaty on plastic pollution