#BeatPlasticPollution to #CleanSeas with @brsmeasGovernments amended the Basel Convention to include plastic waste in a legally binding framework that governs global trade in plastic waste in a more transparent and efficient manner. 👏👏👏 t.co/UPGsDfIMYy It has become clear that the issue of single-use plastics has led to a global crisis whose scale and magnitude can only be revealed now. The President of the General Assembly`s campaign against plastic pollution will work to raise awareness of the challenges and opportunities; commitment to consumer action; and ask the leadership of the heads of state and government of the world. Almost every country in the world, with the exception of the United States, on Friday approved a deal that would drastically reduce the amount of plastic dumped into the oceans. “PUTTING THE HOUSE IN ORDER: Tackling plastic waste at the United Nations” The deal comes amid a growing awareness of the spread of plastic in the environment. . . .