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May 10, 2019 - The Guardian

Nearly all countries agree to stem flow of plastic waste into poor nations

Nearly all countries agree to stem flow of plastic waste into poor nations

US reportedly opposed deal, which follows concerns that villages in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia had ‘turned into dumpsites’

Rolph Payet of the United Nations Environment Program called the agreement – signed by 187 countries in Geneva, Switzerland, under the convention – “historic”, because countries will have to monitor where plastic waste goes when it leaves their borders.

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