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迈向全球塑料废品条约

柏林—几百万年后的地质学家要辨别所谓的人类纪——人类对地球环境产生主要影响的地质纪元——的开始将非常容易。目之所及就能找到明确的开始标志——塑料废品

塑料是世界经济的关键材料之一,汽车、手机、玩具、服装、包装、医疗器械等众多东西上都有它。全球而言,2015年共生产了3.22亿吨塑料。这个数字一直在增长,到2050年,塑料产量可能增加三倍。

但塑料已经给全球环境、经济和社会造成了巨大的问题。生产塑料需要消耗资源,但其成本非常低廉,因此常被用于制造一次性产品。结果是巨量的这类产品污染着地球。

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