Plastic pollution: a global environmental crisis
Plastic pollution is one of the greatest threats our planet faces. Plastic pollutes at every stage of its life cycle, from extraction to disposal, posing a serious danger to wildlife, to our environment and to humanity.
While national and regional work is key, a global problem calls for a global solution. Since 2017, EIA have been campaigning to secure an international treaty to regulate plastics in the way that the Montreal Protocol regulates ozone-depleting chemicals.
On 2nd March 2022 at the 5th session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA), this ambition became a reality with the adoption of a decision to negotiate a new legally binding instrument on plastics.
To learn more, see here, and visit our plastics treaty microsite.
Also, listen to our podcast, Not-so-fantastic plastic, in which our Senior Lawyer, Tim Grabiel, takes us on a journey from fossil fuels to waste disposal, explaining why we urgently need to change our approach to plastics.