A giant art sculpture showing plastic bottles gushing from a tap is seen in Nairobi, Kenya, where a UN Environment Assembly meeting took place on March 2 to discuss a binding international framework to address the growing problem of plastic waste. Photo: AP
A giant art sculpture showing plastic bottles gushing from a tap is seen in Nairobi, Kenya, where a UN Environment Assembly meeting took place on March 2 to discuss a binding international framework to address the growing problem of plastic waste. Photo: AP
Kathinka Fürst
Opinion

Opinion

Kathinka Fürst, Yan Lin and Yangzhao Sun

Hopes for a global treaty to end plastic pollution rest on China

  • China is both a leader in global environmental governance and one of the world’s biggest plastic polluters, making its support on the plastic issue essential
  • The best way to get Beijing on board is to emphasise the positive alignments between its ambitious carbon neutrality goals and a strong international treaty

A giant art sculpture showing plastic bottles gushing from a tap is seen in Nairobi, Kenya, where a UN Environment Assembly meeting took place on March 2 to discuss a binding international framework to address the growing problem of plastic waste. Photo: AP
A giant art sculpture showing plastic bottles gushing from a tap is seen in Nairobi, Kenya, where a UN Environment Assembly meeting took place on March 2 to discuss a binding international framework to address the growing problem of plastic waste. Photo: AP
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