In some African countries, interim measures have already been taken to reduce single-use plastic handling with banned plastic bags, while the European Union is considering banning single-use plastic products. But if current trends continue, scientists believe there will be 12 billion tons of plastic on the planet by 2050. “The ban on plastic straws is not enough,” said “Augsburger Allgemeine.” “Germany should not wait for Europe and ban plastic bags at immediate entry.” UNA has studied how the pollution of marine plastics by a panel (known as the Information and End Expert Group) is responsible for studying barriers and options for controlling plastic waste and microplastics at sea from all sources, particularly in the country. The fifth session (UNA-5), to be held in February 2021, will be a decisive step towards agreement on a new global framework based on options presented to the panel. At this conference, Member States will ultimately decide whether or not to negotiate the opening of a new Convention and whether the ad hoc group of experts on open airtime needs more time to consider governance options. Ayub Macharia, director of the National Environment Agency in Kenya, said the world was demanding a global agreement to protect a “common heritage, our planet Earth.” He told delegates: “Kenya has imposed a ban on polythene bags in 2017 and, in 2019, single-use plastic bags in protected areas.” A report published in June by organisations such as Greenpeace set out the conditions for the effectiveness of an international agreement, including the implementation of a universal strategy to combat plastic pollution, measures to combat harmful additives in plastic and the protection of poorer countries, which have contributed less to plastic pollution and which cost more to combat pollution. An international treaty should also quickly implement the production of plastics. This is essential when you consider that plastic products are used all over the world and that waste appears everywhere, including in uninhabitable Antarctica. Other animals confuse material with food.