The United States on the United Nations environment conference plastic waste resolution and the eu and other fierce opposition!

- Mar 19, 2019-

Recently, about to strengthen international action against growing Marine plastic pollution, from Japan and Norway in Nairobi to submit the resolution of the United Nations conference on environment and the us * resolution jump out of the opposition, it is understood that the negotiations has been on the rocks, and important subject of the meeting resolution or is pumped to the key content!Japan, as the sponsor of the closing session of the general assembly on the 15th, is struggling to figure out how to respond.

The us is among the leading countries * in opposing the creation of a new working group within the United Nations environment programme (UNEP) to promote international cooperation, according to media reports, sharply opposing the EU and others.In addition to the resolution, in the ministerial declaration being discussed by the general assembly, the original wording of "abolish single-use plastics by 2025" in the draft disappeared, and the content is expected to be significantly reversed.

"The United States opposes any language that could constrain its future actions and seeks to water down the resolution," said one negotiator.Although the general assembly continued to hold informal group consultations, differences of opinion were not resolved.

The us is understood to have asked for the wording to be deleted: the creation of a new working group, and the establishment of mechanisms for international organisations and agreements, and for companies to take voluntary action, to be discussed in the future.

In addition, the United States also holds a negative view on the establishment of scientific and technological advisory bodies in the United Nations on the impact of plastic pollution on ecosystems and human health.The United States also objected to statements requiring countries to strengthen their response to microplastics less than five millimeters in diameter.

Why is the United States so opposed to this resolution? In this case, as people involved in the negotiations have said, the United States rejects all actions that could affect its own development.

Have to say about the fight against waste plastic pollution, loud is the developed countries, but start * ruthless is the developing countries!


In recent years, some developed countries, such as the United States, have not established complete treatment facilities, completely do not have the full capacity of garbage self-treatment, although they are economically advanced.Even they have long since sunk into the superiority of selling rubbish for money, taking it for granted that they can trade it for money from emerging economies, which clearly makes no sense.

Much of today's misery is the result of the pampered mentality of some western countries.For example, the United States is a global garbage producer, and Oregon is known as the "leader of the United States in environmental protection".Since October, the local government has been forced to bury 800 tons of waste.

In the past, developing countries bear huge environmental costs for developed countries, but they are often accused by some developed countries of damaging the global environment. Now more and more developing countries have begun to wake up to the reality and ban the import of foreign garbage.According to the head of a British recycling association, there is nothing they can do about the amount of rubbish they can't deal with since China's new rules came into effect.

In any case, the environment is an important prerequisite for human survival and sustainable development.