IN CONTEXT

KEY FIGURE

Paul Connett (1940–)

BEFORE

1970 The first Earth Day takes place in the US to raise awareness of clean waste disposal and recycling.

1988 The Resin Identification Code is introduced in the US to encourage the recycling of plastic goods.

1992 At the Rio Earth Summit, 105 heads of state pledge their commitment to sustainable development.

AFTER

2010 The United Nations launches its Global Partnership on Waste Management to promote resource conservation and efficiency.

2012 Goals outlined at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development include waste reduction and eco-friendly production methods.

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