09 Dec '17, 2pm

UN resolution aims to combat microplastics, as textiles concern rises

Published on Saturday, 09 December 2017 UN resolution aims to combat microplastics, as textiles concern rises Written by John Mowbray Details (c) University of Newcastle Tweet NAIROBI – In a move that could once again turn the spotlight back on to the release of synthetic microfibres from textiles, the United Nations Environment Assembly has this week established a specialist group to look at the options to tackle marine plastic pollution. The new resolution was backed by more than 200 nations in a bid to eliminate marine plastic pollution by examining the role of waste prevention, re-use and recycling and highlighting the potential key role of extended producer responsibility. The move also comes after several textile industry initiatives are now underway to understand not only how much the sector contributes to marine plastic pollution, but also how synthetic textile fib...

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