Tag: plastic

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Clean-Ups or Clean-Washing?

This report from the Environmental Investigation Agency and OceanCare highlights major concerns around quick-fix technological solutions to cleaning up plastics in our oceans, ranging from their impact on the environment to the distraction from genuine policy solutions. The report provides recommendations to policymakers negotiating the new global plastics treaty for how to ensure that clean-up are conducted in a way that puts people and planet first. First and foremost the report highlights that we cannot do the clean-up without stopping the source.

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Bridging the Basel Convention Gaps with the Future Plastics Treaty

The growing momentum to address plastic pollution through global governance has seen the emergence of new international regulations on the management of plastic waste under the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal (“Basel Convention” or “the Convention”).

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Global Plastics Treaty: Initial Considerations for INC-3

In March 2022, the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) adopted resolution 5/14 titled “End Plastic Pollution: Towards an International Legally Binding Instrument.” The resolution convenes an intergovernmental negotiating committee (INC) to develop a new global agreement combatting plastic pollution, otherwise referred to as the global plastics treaty (GPT).

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Quick Reflections on the Zero Draft

Ahead of the third session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-3), the Chair, in cooperation with the Secretariat, has prepared a Zero Draft (ZD) of the text to form the basis for negotiations to develop a new legally binding instrument to end plastic pollution.