The plastics crisis is a truly global issue, and its causes and consequences must be comprehensively addressed across the entire life cycle—from plastic creation to end pollution. The private sector has been slow and unwilling to take meaningful action to address the crisis, and so national governments must work together to enact meaningful, global regulations and commitments to address this catastrophe.
Delegations have committed to creating a legally binding Treaty that covers the entire life cycle of plastic and centers on frontline communities, but we must speak up to ensure that that they adhere to this framework and create policies that address the global plastics crisis with the urgency it demands.
Call on world leaders to adopt a strong Global Plastics Treaty. We’ll keep you up-to-date as negotiations progress.
Latest update: On March 2nd, 2022, Delegations at the U.N. Environment Assembly in Nairobi committed to a treaty framework that is legally binding, covers the entire life cycle of plastic, and centers on the needs of frontline communities—a huge step in the right direction toward the establishment of a strong Global Plastics Treaty.