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Plastic pollution
  • Out of 54 states, 34 have either passed a law banning plastics and implemented it or have passed a law to tackle the plastics menace. 
  • Plastic pollution is a global crisis and governments need to collaborate in a more coordinated approach to end this crisis.
  • Legally binding agreements will deal with plastic pollution from production to disposal. 

Africa has come a long way on the journey to tackle plastic pollution with as many as 34 countries out of 54 passing a law banning plastics. However, these countries have a long way to go in implementing these rules that create a plastic-free continent. 

“We have seen countries such as Rwanda taking the lead in the quest to find a global binding instrument to deal with the plastic crisis. Others like Morocco, whose consumption of the raw material used in manufacturing plastic bags dropped by 50 per cent since its plastic