BFFP Global Plastics Treaty

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The world demands an ambitious global treaty to end the age of plastic

SIGN THE GLOBAL PLASTIC TREATY NOW

On March 2, 2022, the United Nations approved a landmark agreement to create the world’s first-ever global plastics pollution treaty, adopted upon the conclusion of the resumed fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.2).

The mandate, titled “End plastic pollution: Towards an international legally binding instrument,” sets the stage for governments to negotiate a comprehensive and legally binding treaty that will cover measures along the entire life cycle of plastic. In addition, the mandate will serve to guide the development of the treaty itself, which an International Negotiating Committee (INC) will be tasked with drafting by the end of 2024.

As countries enter the negotiation phase towards a global plastics treaty, the pressure from civil society will be instrumental to ensure that:

• The ambition of the mandate is preserved and made tangible
• The process includes meaningful and diverse public participation
• The resulting treaty creates more equitable systems to both prevent and stop plastic pollution.

After two INC meetings (in Punta del Este and Paris), the INC-3 is scheduled to take place from 13 to 19 November 2023 at the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The session will be preceded by regional consultations on 12 November 2023. During this INC, governments will be discussing the zero draft published on September 4, 2023.

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Studies have shown that plastic has been found everywhere; not only in ecosystems and the atmosphere, but also in the food we eat, the water we drink, and even inside of our bodies.

Plastic is a growing crisis for the environment, human health, human rights, biodiversity, and the climate — global actions to address it are urgently needed. The #PlasticsTreaty is an opportunity to get it right. It has the potential to be one of the most significant environmental agreements in history.

Call on your governments to let them know that we need strong and effective #PlasticsTreaty that meaningfully addresses all aspects of the #PlasticsCrisis. #INC2 #BreakFreeFromPlastic #BeatPlasticPollution #PlasticsINC

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SIGN petitions

Together, we can push for change. Sign the petitions below demanding for an ambitious legally-binding global #PlasticsTreaty.
Petition for Individual Sign-on
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Civil Society & Stakeholder Call to Action Petition for Organization Sign-on
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Scientists’ Declaration
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BFFP Youth Statement on the Global Plastics Treaty
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Learn and Educate

Knowledge is key in our fight to end plastic pollution. Check out the UNEA and Global Plastics Treaty resources below.

EIA INC-3 briefing

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CIEL's Towards a Global Treaty to End Plastic Pollution

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BFFP Corporate briefing

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Comparison Table on the Potential Resolutions on Plastic Pollution

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Defining plastic products, materials and polymers: a proposal

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How the Plastic Pollution Resolution relates to chemicals and health

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Convention on Plastic Pollution – Essential Elements – Production

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Convention on Plastic Pollution – Essential Elements – Finance

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Convention on Plastic Pollution – Essential Elements: Reuse

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  • Report (and Executive Summary)

    Is net zero enough for the materials production sector?

    by Zero Waste Europe
    When considering the urgency of reducing GHG emissions there is a possibility that, despite the aims of the net zero pathways, the cumulative carbon emissions budget will be exceeded. This is due to the risks associated with deploying unproven technologies in some sectors – namely, plastics, aluminium, iron & steel, cement & concrete. This report by Zero Waste Europe and Eunomia allocated a risk factor associated with each intervention and quantified how this influences the likelihood of overshooting the remaining carbon budget. It also attempted to determine whether the overshoot can be reduced by accelerating the adoption model deployed for technological interventions
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  • Background paper

    Plastic Treaty – transparency requirement for chemicals constituents in plastic is a must

    by HEJSupport, SSNC, groundWorkSA
    Despite the importance of addressing chemical contamination caused by plastic, information about chemicals in plastic is not disclosed. Lack of transparency for the chemical composition of plastics undermines plastic management to reduce pollution. In this publication, HEJSupport, SSNC and groundWorkSA discuss the urgency of chemical information transparency in plastics and ways to address it within and outside the value chain and throughout the plastic lifecycle. We argue that disclosing chemical constituents in plastic contributes to plastic pollution reduction, resource efficiency via toxic-free circular economy and promotes the public right to know.
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  • Set of Principles

    Key Principles for a plastic treaty

    by IPEN
    IPEN believes that an understanding of the following three principles will be foundational for a Plastics Treaty that addresses the human health and climate threats from plastics throughout their lifecycle, and for promoting alternatives that truly meet the needs of a circular economy.
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#breakfreefromplastic allies and members are calling
for a global #PlasticsTreaty, see what they’re saying online:

⭕️ Un año clave para el Tratado de plásticos: ¿Avanzando hacia metas ambiciosas o estancado en la mediocridad?

Conoce más sobre el proceso de negociación de esta oportunidad histórica para detener la crisis de la contaminación por #plásticos, además te mostraremos cómo puedes involucrarte. 

¡Regístrate y comparte! ➡️ https://bit.ly/RegistroTratadoPlasticos1 (link en la bio)

#INC4 #plasticstreaty #tratadodeplásticos

⭕️ Un año clave para el Tratado de plásticos: ¿Avanzando hacia metas ambiciosas o estancado en la mediocridad?

Conoce más sobre el proceso de negociación de esta oportunidad histórica para detener la crisis de la contaminación por #plásticos, además te mostraremos cómo puedes involucrarte.

¡Regístrate y comparte! ➡️ https://bit.ly/RegistroTratadoPlasticos1 (link en la bio)

#INC4 #plasticstreaty #tratadodeplásticos
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Every stage of plastics life cycle is a health threat to humans. 
Communities are exposed to pollutants during oil extraction.
Workers inhale toxic gasses during manufacturing.
Consumers ingest and absorb plastics toxins!

A 75% reduction in production is Needed

#plasticstreaty

Every stage of plastics life cycle is a health threat to humans.
Communities are exposed to pollutants during oil extraction.
Workers inhale toxic gasses during manufacturing.
Consumers ingest and absorb plastics toxins!

A 75% reduction in production is Needed

#plasticstreaty
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It’s simple to make a huge difference in the reduction of single use plastic from supermarkets. Our patented systems can dispense the thickest of products anything from cooking oils to ketchup etc. The manufacturers of these products could generate more income also by reducing the trucking to supermarkets in the traditional plastic packaging. We continue our uphill battle! We have requested MiamiDade County assist us in getting a meeting with publix. #reuse #refillnotlandfill #plasticstreaty #plasticfree #landfill #healthylifestyle

It’s simple to make a huge difference in the reduction of single use plastic from supermarkets. Our patented systems can dispense the thickest of products anything from cooking oils to ketchup etc. The manufacturers of these products could generate more income also by reducing the trucking to supermarkets in the traditional plastic packaging. We continue our uphill battle! We have requested MiamiDade County assist us in getting a meeting with publix. #reuse #refillnotlandfill #plasticstreaty #plasticfree #landfill #healthylifestyle ...

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🥤🥤 ينتهي كل عام ما يصل إلى 12 مليون طن من النفايات البلاستيكية في المحيطات، و 9% فقط من إجمالي البلاستيك الذي تم إنتاجه منذ الخمسينيات يُعاد تدويره.
لكن في الحقيقة، إن معظم المخلّفات البلاستيكية التي يتم جمعها لا يُعاد فعلياً تدويرها على الإطلاق – في حين أن الجزء الضئيل الذي يُعاد تدويره يحتوي على مزيج سام من المواد الكيميائية التي تجعلها غير صالحة للاستخدامات الغذائية وغيرها من الاستخدامات الاستهلاكية.
أزمة التلوث البلاستيكي أصبحت مسألة خارجة عن السيطرة، ونحن بحاجة إلى العمل الآن! ✊🏿 ✊🏽✊🏼
⛔️🥤 طالب/ي قادة الدول في الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا بدعم معاهدة دولية قوية تكافح التلوّث البلاستيكي!👈🏻 act.gp/Plastic2-1-FB

#BreakFreeFromPlastic #PlasticsTreaty #البلاستيك #التلوث_البلاستيكي

🥤🥤 ينتهي كل عام ما يصل إلى 12 مليون طن من النفايات البلاستيكية في المحيطات، و 9% فقط من إجمالي البلاستيك الذي تم إنتاجه منذ الخمسينيات يُعاد تدويره.
لكن في الحقيقة، إن معظم المخلّفات البلاستيكية التي يتم جمعها لا يُعاد فعلياً تدويرها على الإطلاق – في حين أن الجزء الضئيل الذي يُعاد تدويره يحتوي على مزيج سام من المواد الكيميائية التي تجعلها غير صالحة للاستخدامات الغذائية وغيرها من الاستخدامات الاستهلاكية.
أزمة التلوث البلاستيكي أصبحت مسألة خارجة عن السيطرة، ونحن بحاجة إلى العمل الآن! ✊🏿 ✊🏽✊🏼
⛔️🥤 طالب/ي قادة الدول في الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا بدعم معاهدة دولية قوية تكافح التلوّث البلاستيكي!👈🏻 act.gp/Plastic2-1-FB

#BreakFreeFromPlastic #PlasticsTreaty #البلاستيك #التلوث_البلاستيكي
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When it comes to plastic, policy matters. 📝 It’s time to address the unjust and toxic impacts of plastic pollution on people and the planet. 🌍⁠
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During our October 26 webinar, we’ll discuss the latest developments in the UN #PlasticsTreaty negotiations coming up at #INC3 in Nairobi, including the recently-released Plastics Treaty "Zero Draft". Register today ✅ (LINK IN BIO) and hear from experts:⁠
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🌐 Jo Banner, thedescendantsproject⁠
🌐 ocean.topher, coare_org⁠
🌐 Justine Maillot, breakfreefromplastic⁠
⁠🌐 Moderated by Rachel Radvany, ciel_org⁠
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#PlasticPollutes #BreakFreeFromPlastic #Refuse #Refill #Reduce #Reuse #RefuseSingleUsePlastic #Plastic #Plastics #PlasticPollution #PlasticFree #ZeroWaste #LowWaste #ClimateActivist #GoGreen #EcoFriendly #Environment #UseLessPlastic #Sustainability #Sustainable #Upcycle #NoPlastic #EnvironmentalJustice #ClimateJustice #ClimateChange #ClimateAction #ClimateCrisis  #EcoLiving⁠

When it comes to plastic, policy matters. 📝 It’s time to address the unjust and toxic impacts of plastic pollution on people and the planet. 🌍⁠

During our October 26 webinar, we’ll discuss the latest developments in the UN #PlasticsTreaty negotiations coming up at #INC3 in Nairobi, including the recently-released Plastics Treaty "Zero Draft". Register today ✅ (LINK IN BIO) and hear from experts:⁠

🌐 Jo Banner, thedescendantsproject⁠
🌐 ocean.topher, coare_org⁠
🌐 Justine Maillot, breakfreefromplastic⁠
⁠🌐 Moderated by Rachel Radvany, ciel_org⁠

#PlasticPollutes #BreakFreeFromPlastic #Refuse #Refill #Reduce #Reuse #RefuseSingleUsePlastic #Plastic #Plastics #PlasticPollution #PlasticFree #ZeroWaste #LowWaste #ClimateActivist #GoGreen #EcoFriendly #Environment #UseLessPlastic #Sustainability #Sustainable #Upcycle #NoPlastic #EnvironmentalJustice #ClimateJustice #ClimateChange #ClimateAction #ClimateCrisis #EcoLiving⁠
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#INC3 ➡️ En República Dominicana nuestra delegación está presentando el análisis del borrador cero en la reunión preparatoria de los países miembros del Grupo de Países de Latinoamérica y el Caribe (#Grulac)

Análisis🔗 https://bit.ly/LACborradorcero (en la bio)

#plasticstreaty #tratadodeplasticos

#INC3 ➡️ En República Dominicana nuestra delegación está presentando el análisis del borrador cero en la reunión preparatoria de los países miembros del Grupo de Países de Latinoamérica y el Caribe (#Grulac)

Análisis🔗 https://bit.ly/LACborradorcero (en la bio)

#plasticstreaty #tratadodeplasticos
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Did you know  that a lot of the plastic waste being produced in the Global North is being dumped into the African continent?

World leaders are coming together in Nairobi, Kenya in a few weeks. Let’s tell them to stop waste colonialism and end the age of plastic.

Sign the Plastics Treaty petition in bio!

Collab with greenpeace

#plasticstreaty  #realsolutions
#climatecrisis #plastics

Did you know  that a lot of the plastic waste being produced in the Global North is being dumped into the African continent?

World leaders are coming together in Nairobi, Kenya in a few weeks. Let’s tell them to stop waste colonialism and end the age of plastic.

Sign the Plastics Treaty petition in bio!

Collab with greenpeace

#plasticstreaty #realsolutions
#climatecrisis #plastics
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This year we will be presenting the results of #TheGreatGlobalNurdleHunt 2023 at the UN #PlasticsTreaty #INC3 negotiations, to highlight the urgent need for #nurdle pollution to be addressed by the final treaty!

Every hunt helps show the scale of global #nurdle #pollution! 

Take part now using the links in bio!👆

#plasticpollution #marine #debris

This year we will be presenting the results of #TheGreatGlobalNurdleHunt 2023 at the UN #PlasticsTreaty #INC3 negotiations, to highlight the urgent need for #nurdle pollution to be addressed by the final treaty!

Every hunt helps show the scale of global #nurdle #pollution!

Take part now using the links in bio!👆

#plasticpollution #marine #debris
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