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Why global businesses are signing a treaty to end plastic pollution

Last week, discount supermarket chain Aldi Australia announced it had joined a league of more than 85 international organisations supporting the ‘Global Plastics Treaty to End Plastic Pollution’. The treaty, as the name suggests, calls for an ambitious and effective agreement to create a circular economy across the international supply chain, wherein plastic never becomes waste or pollution. It is backed by the United Nations, as well as global businesses such as Mars, Nestle, PepsiCo, the C