Landmark plastic waste pact doesn't include US

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GENEVA: Nearly every country in the world except for the United States has agreed on a legally binding framework to reduce the pollution from plastic waste, UN environmental officials say.

An agreement on tracking thousands of types of plastic waste emerged on Friday at the end of a two-week meeting of signatories to the UN-backed Basel Convention on plastic waste and toxic, hazardous chemicals.

Discarded plastic clutters pristine land, floats in huge masses in oceans and rivers and entangles wildlife, sometimes with deadly results.



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