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.
A global problem calls for a global solution. We believe we need an international treaty to regulate plastic pollution in the way that the Montreal Protocol regulates ozone-depleting chemicals.
To learn more, read our briefing, Convention on Plastic Pollution: Toward a new global agreement to address plastic pollution and check out our microsite on Global Plastic Pollution.
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.