Addressing the Issue Head-On: Measures on polymer production in the Global Plastics Treaty

As the plastics pollution crisis continues to grow by the day, so does the case for a global plastics treaty that tackles the issue head-on and seeks to reduce the production of virgin plastics.

The pollution resulting from rampant overproduction of virgin plastics is irreversible, directly undermines our health, drives biodiversity loss, exacerbates climate change and risks generating large-scale harmful environmental changes.

This report takes stock of the measures to address plastics pollution available to negotiators at the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) and highlights the implications for greenhouse gas emissions and waste generation in various reduction scenarios.