G20 agree to fight ocean plastic

The G20 environment ministers agreed to ramp up efforts to address plastic in the oceans. Many countries are banning plastic bags.

Under the new framework, G20 members will promote a comprehensive life-cycle approach to prevent and reduce plastic litter discharge to the oceans through various measures and international cooperation. They will also share best practices, promote innovation and boost scientific monitoring and analytical methodologies.


It’s heartening to know that this is part of a larger resource efficiency effort. It’s probably no accident that the meeting was held in Japan, a country that is 6th in the world in fish consumption.

Darcy Hitchcock