DuPont Biomaterials, which makes bio-based material solutions for composites, says it was selected to take part in a United Nations (UN) Trade Forum to tackle the current climate emergency.

Plastic pollution constitutes a serious threat to world oceans, affecting biodiversity, ecosystem services and livelihoods, DuPont says. ‘Curbing plastic pollution is not simply a matter of changing consumer and municipality waste patterns. Pollution sources are often linked to technologies and decisions applied in the manufacturing stages of products entering the global supply chains. At the same time, remediating plastic pollution already dispersed throughout the oceans is infinitely more challenging, although efforts are succeeding in removing plastics from coastlines and neighboring waters.’

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