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Major Progress Towards a Legally Binding Plastics Treaty Covering the Full Life Cycle at UNEA-5.2

by Comms Hub | March 2, 2022

Governments take action to address plastics at every stage—from extraction, production, use, and disposal to remediation—during the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2). Nairobi, Kenya – The global #breakfreefromplastic movement today hailed the adoption of a landmark mandate calling for the development of a global treaty on plastics, which has been adopted upon conclusion of the […]



#breakfreefromplastic Movement Members respond to government announcements ahead of UNEA-5.2

by Brett Nadrich | February 14, 2022

Organizations support government endorsement of a full life cycle approach to a Global Plastics Treaty, urge governments to follow through with legally binding commitments WASHINGTON — Following the announcements from governments, including the United States, France, Canada, and South Korea, supporting a full life cycle approach to a plastics treaty at the One Ocean Summit, […]


Member Stories, News

Identify the Problem to Find the Solution: UNEA 4 and Re-Framing the Plastic Issue

by Grace Smith, Geneva-based intern | March 4, 2019

From March 11th to 15th, Ministers of the Environment from 193 countries will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, for the fourth meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) with the potential to propel our society into a new era of sustainability. UNEA, the official governing body of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the highest-level governing body […]