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G-20 Meeting on Marine Plastic Waste Begins in Tokyo

G-20 Meeting on Marine Plastic Waste Begins in Tokyo

   Tokyo, Oct. 8 (Jiji Press)--The Group of 20 leading economies began a four-day working-level meeting in Tokyo Tuesday on ways to reduce marine plastic waste.
   The meeting provides the first opportunity for the nations to report their efforts under an international framework on marine plastic pollution that the G-20 environmental ministers agreed to establish during their meeting in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture, central Japan, in June.
   On Friday, the G-20 countries will draw up a report on plastic waste management and disposal as well as ways to reduce plastic use. They plan to release such a report every year.
   A workshop jointly hosted by Japan, the United States and the European Union started on Tuesday morning to discuss ways to estimate the amount of plastic waste that has flowed into oceans.
   On Wednesday evening, Japanese Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi will deliver a speech to discuss his country's efforts to tackle marine plastic waste.

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