Canada signs plastic waste agreement

Canada and 185 other countries have agreed on a legally binding framework to reduce the pollution from plastic waste.
     
U-N environmental officials say the agreement means countries will have to track thousands of types of plastic waste that float in huge masses in oceans and rivers, entangling and sometimes killing wildlife.

The deal affects products used in a broad array of industries, such as health care, technology, aerospace, fashion, and food and beverages.
     
Even the few countries that did not sign the accord, like the United States, could be affected by it when they ship plastic waste to countries that are on board with the deal