The call for a UN Convention against plastic waste in the sea is true for the Federal government to open ears. To support international agreements with this direction of impact, – is spoken in the answer of the Federal Ministry of the environment to a request by the Greens.

“This can be an agreement to reduce plastic waste items under the umbrella of the United Nations, which is why the Federal government is in favour of appropriate Considerations.” Since such negotiations were protracted, in need of it, but in parallel, other efforts.

17 different conventions and agreements against littering the environment with plastic waste the Ministry of environment Minister Svenja Schulze (SPD). If this would be better implemented, could contribute to a “significant reduction” – it’s rich but. That is why the government set up a “strongly” for the strengthening and further development of the agreement and support that this topic was at the Meeting of the G7 and G20 countries on the agenda.

On Monday a five-day UN environment meeting starts in Nairobi, Kenya. Plastic waste and littering of the oceans are on the agenda. The environmental policy spokeswoman for the Greens in the Bundestag, Bettina Hoffmann, said the dpa: “The German government admits that the previous agreement is not sufficient.” But when it comes to the commitment to a globally binding agreement, the Ministry of environment spongy. “Enthusiasm and genuine commitment for a new Convention look different,” criticized you. The target should be the entry of plastic litter in the oceans of the world to stop by 2030.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.