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Plastic in crosshairs at U.N. environment forum in NairobiCountries from around the world set their sights Monday on a pivotal deal to curb plastic waste, a source of long-term pollution and worsening contamination of the ocean's food chain. Thousands of delegates, business leaders and campaigners are in Nairobi for the five-day U.N. Environment Assembly, the top annual forum on the planet's environmental crisis.A landmark report due out this week is expected to ram home the warning of the threat to ecosystems from rampant plastic and chemical waste.Microplastics have been found in the deepest sea trenches and high up Earth's tallest peaks, and plastic consumption is growing year-on-year.
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