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The end of the era of throwaway plastic has been
They signed off a document stating that the flow of plastic into the ocean must be stopped.
Scientists welcomed the statement, but were unhappy the agreement was only based
Ministers say it's a milestone because it shows governments, industry and the public that a major change is needed.
Vidar Helgesen, Norway's Environment Minister, has been leading the UN debate on plastic pollution.
He told BBC News: "What we came here with was the need for action. The starting point was aiming for zero emission of marine litter. So it's effectively a breakthrough for zero emission of plastic into the ocean."
He admitted that this was really only the start of action against plastic litter.