Convention on Plastic Pollution – Essential Elements – Production

Virgin plastic production and consumption have reached unsustainable levels. Overproduction has meant inexpensive virgin plastic is used freely and inefficiently, with unfavourable economics for most recycling, leading to a stark discrepancy between how much plastic is produced and how much is recycled.

Sustainable production and consumption of virgin plastics will reduce biodiversity loss, help mitigate climate change, foster collaboration with virgin polymer producers, assist consumer goods companies and retailers and support municipalities and the waste industry.