At the event, Peña highlighted that “today we are starting a global process that challenges us because we have recognized that the unsustainable production and consumption of plastics are a clear example of an unsustainable process, based on “use and throw away”.
Peña went on to say that “in order to generate change, the world asks us to align ourselves. My country has experienced profound environmental changes, creating the first ministry of the environment and working in areas such as renewable energy and climate change, waste management and sustainable production.” he explained her.
“In this room, “the other world cup” is being played, the first world cup for plastics, one that we can all win together, because this “other world cup” seeks to save us from a problem that we have created over many years. years and that it is imperative to solve.” Peña finished.
The opening is in charge of the President of the Republic Luis Lacalle Pou, the Executive Director of the United Nations Program for the Environment, Inger Andersen and the aforementioned Minister of Environment Adrián Peña.