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First Global Plastics Treaty Intergovernmental Meeting Concludes With a Mix of High and Low Points

by Comms Hub | December 2, 2022

Break Free From Plastic members worldwide respond to the main high and low points after a week of negotiations Punta del Este, Uruguay – The first intergovernmental committee meeting (INC-1) for an internationally legally binding instrument on plastic pollution convened by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) concluded today with a mix of high and […]

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BFFP US Environmental Justice Delegation Statement on the Global Plastics Treaty INC-1 Negotiations

by Comms Hub | December 1, 2022

For immediate release – December 1, 2022 BFFP US Environmental Justice Delegation Statement on the Global Plastics Treaty INC-1 Negotiations “We urge the United States delegation to meet with those of us being poisoned, rather than taking another meeting with the industries that are poisoning us.” Punta del Este, Uruguay – In the United States […]

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Every Store, Every Shelf: A call for Reuse Systems to be available and accessible to all

by Tiza Mafira | November 30, 2022

An opening presentation by UNEP at the multi-stakeholder forum of INC-1 on November 26th 2022 laid out the context and importance of basing the discussions on available and evolving science. Based on UNEP’s report, a lifecycle approach to end plastic pollution starts with reducing the size of the problem, which means eliminating unnecessary and problematic […]

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Civil society and rightsholders ask UNEP for a more meaningful multi-stakeholder engagement process and to keep polluters out of global plastics treaty negotiations

by Comms Hub | November 26, 2022

26 November 2022, Punta del Este, Uruguay – A United Nations Environment Programme-organized Multi-Stakeholder Forum on plastics concluded today, offering recommendations to the first Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee meeting on the Global Plastics Treaty. However, civil society groups, Indigenous Peoples, and other stakeholders have pointed with concern to the problematic presence of those companies responsible for […]

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BFFP call on EU to be a voice for ambition ahead of INC Global Plastics Treaty negotiations

by Comms Hub | November 24, 2022

On Monday 28th November, delegations from across the world are convening at the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) in Uruguay to start developing an international legally binding instrument to end plastic pollution. In response to the latest news that the EU has joined the High Ambition Coalition to End Plastic Pollution just as INC negotiations kick-off, […]

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