The fourth round of Global Plastics Treaty negotiations (INC-4) is happening in Ottawa from 23-29 April 2024. LEARN MORE

Global Plastics Treaty

What is it and why you should join the call for an ambitious global treaty to end the age of plastic.

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).

What is the Plastics Treaty?

The Global Plastics Treaty represents a unique and crucial opportunity for a worldwide coordinated initiative to effectively resolve the ongoing plastic pollution crisis at all stages of the life span of plastics. Nevertheless, there exists a risk of its potential dilution and corruption. We must unite together to advocate for an ambitious treaty, ensuring its effectiveness in mitigating the plastic pollution crisis.

As countries continue the negotiations, the pressure from civil society will be instrumental in ensuring that the treaty:

  • Includes drastic plastic production cuts
  • Protect human health, human rights and the environment
  • Sets accountability measures for plastic producing industries and countries
  • Don’t promote false solutions such as plastic credits, bioplastics, chemical recycling and incineration, and instead promote reuse systems
After three INC meetings, the INC-4 is scheduled to take place from 23-29 of April 2024 in Ottawa, Canada.
READ THE INC-4 PRESS RELEASE

What we want out of INC-4

Help us spread the word about the Plastic Treaty!

Plastic is a growing crisis with a devastating impact on the environment and human life. This treaty is an opportunity to get it right.

These priorities ensure that the #PlasticsTreaty meaningfully addresses all aspects of the #PlasticsCrisis.

Sign the petition to support an effective #PlasticsTreaty: bit.ly/PlasticsTreatyPetition

#BreakFreeFromPlastic #INC4

SIGN petitions

Whether you’re an individual, representing an organization, an expert scientist, or a young person, you can join the call for change! Sign the petitions below demanding for an ambitious legally-binding global #PlasticsTreaty.
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The world demands an ambitious global treaty to end the age of plastic

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Learn and Educate

Knowledge is key in our fight to end plastic pollution. Check out some of the resources below.

CIEL INC-4 Participant Analysis

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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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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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INC-3 Participants analysis revealed

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INC-3 Press Release

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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
    READ NOW
  • 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.
    READ NOW
  • 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.
    READ NOW

#breakfreefromplastic allies and members are calling
for a global #PlasticsTreaty, see what they’re saying online:

Just Zero’s Executive Director, Kirstie Pecci, and the team Lemon Shark 🦈 wrapped up a great day of congressional meetings about the #BreakFreeFromPlastic Pollution Act and related bills yesterday. Seven meetings down, another six to go in #WashingtonDC! 🏛️

Here’s what’s going on: activists are gathering in D.C. to demand real solutions to #plasticpolution from federal legislators. 🌍

To learn more about why advocates are gathering in D.C., visit the link in our bio! 🔗
BreakFreeFromPlastic

#PlasticsTreaty #SayNoToPlastic #EndPlastic 🚫🛍️

Just Zero’s Executive Director, Kirstie Pecci, and the team Lemon Shark 🦈 wrapped up a great day of congressional meetings about the #BreakFreeFromPlastic Pollution Act and related bills yesterday. Seven meetings down, another six to go in #WashingtonDC! 🏛️

Here’s what’s going on: activists are gathering in D.C. to demand real solutions to #plasticpolution from federal legislators. 🌍

To learn more about why advocates are gathering in D.C., visit the link in our bio! 🔗
BreakFreeFromPlastic

#PlasticsTreaty #SayNoToPlastic #EndPlastic 🚫🛍️
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Eine Empfehlung von Dr. Melanie Bergmann, die aktuell mit der Polarstern schon über dem Polarkreis unterwegs ist. : "Sehr guter DLF Beitrag über die #Plastik Krise, Lobbyismus rund um die Verhandlungen für ein globales Plastikabkommen, Perspektiven aus der EU und Indonesien sowie der Wissenschaft durch 
BCarneyAlmroth von ScientistsCoa. "

https://share.deutschlandradio.de/dlf-audiothek-audio-teilen.html?audio_id=dira_DRK_95dfdadf

#PlasticsTreaty #globalesplastikabkommen #Plastikmüll #plastik #plastikimblut #plastikimhirn #wirkönnenauchanders #unsereweltneudenken

Eine Empfehlung von Dr. Melanie Bergmann, die aktuell mit der Polarstern schon über dem Polarkreis unterwegs ist. : "Sehr guter DLF Beitrag über die #Plastik Krise, Lobbyismus rund um die Verhandlungen für ein globales Plastikabkommen, Perspektiven aus der EU und Indonesien sowie der Wissenschaft durch
BCarneyAlmroth von ScientistsCoa. "

https://share.deutschlandradio.de/dlf-audiothek-audio-teilen.html?audio_id=dira_DRK_95dfdadf

#PlasticsTreaty #globalesplastikabkommen #Plastikmüll #plastik #plastikimblut #plastikimhirn #wirkönnenauchanders #unsereweltneudenken
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"The circular economy of the future will be underpinned by a global network of small-scale, tailored solutions—and together, we can help build it."
 

📦Today, most fast-moving consumer goods companies are working to incorporate #circularity into their #packaging strategies. But with dramatic variations in #legislation and #infrastructure across markets, finding the right strategy—even for a single product—can be a Herculean task.

🌐The only way forward is through an industry-wide approach that acknowledges and acts on regional differences.

 

Thanks to Delterra's Shannon Bouton and Systemiq's Yoni Shiran for shining light on these challenges and sharing promising solutions in this Fast Company article (link in bio). 

#CircularEconomy #FMCG #SustainablePackaging #INC4 #plasticstreaty #PlasticIQ

"The circular economy of the future will be underpinned by a global network of small-scale, tailored solutions—and together, we can help build it."


📦Today, most fast-moving consumer goods companies are working to incorporate #circularity into their #packaging strategies. But with dramatic variations in #legislation and #infrastructure across markets, finding the right strategy—even for a single product—can be a Herculean task.

🌐The only way forward is through an industry-wide approach that acknowledges and acts on regional differences.



Thanks to Delterra`s Shannon Bouton and Systemiq`s Yoni Shiran for shining light on these challenges and sharing promising solutions in this Fast Company article (link in bio).

#CircularEconomy #FMCG #SustainablePackaging #INC4 #plasticstreaty #PlasticIQ
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Please tell me I'm wrong!
#SimpleAndLucid
#PlasticsTreaty vs #PlasticsPandemic

Please tell me I`m wrong!
#SimpleAndLucid
#PlasticsTreaty vs #PlasticsPandemic
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Plastic is poisoning ALL OF US. Thanks to its creation, it’s now in our lungs, hearts, brains, placentas, and testicles. 🫁🧠

That’s why we need systemic change.⁠ 🌟

Kirstie Pecci, Just Zero’s Executive Director, is in Washington, D.C. right now advocating for real solutions to the #plasticpollution crisis, including a global, legally binding #PlasticsTreaty that tackles the plastics crisis throughout its full life cycle. 🌍

The final round of Plastics Treaty negotiations starts on November 25, and we need your help to get a strong UN Plastics Treaty passed that curbs plastic production and puts reuse and refill systems in place. ✊

Here’s how you can help stop plastic:

✅️ Sign the Plastics Treaty petition LINKED IN BIO
✅️ Share the petition with friends
✅ Speak up and spread awareness about the Treaty with others
✅ Continue supporting plastic-free businesses and organizations

Video via unep 📹⁠
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#BreakFreeFromPlastic #ToxicPlastics #BeatPlasticPollution #PlasticPollution #PlasticHistory #Bakelite #PlasticFree #Microplastics #Nanoplastics #PlasticsAge #NoPlastic #Reduce #Reuse #Recycle #Repair #Share #PlasticBottles #Pollution #Environment #Earth #SaveThePlanet

Plastic is poisoning ALL OF US. Thanks to its creation, it’s now in our lungs, hearts, brains, placentas, and testicles. 🫁🧠

That’s why we need systemic change.⁠ 🌟

Kirstie Pecci, Just Zero’s Executive Director, is in Washington, D.C. right now advocating for real solutions to the #plasticpollution crisis, including a global, legally binding #PlasticsTreaty that tackles the plastics crisis throughout its full life cycle. 🌍

The final round of Plastics Treaty negotiations starts on November 25, and we need your help to get a strong UN Plastics Treaty passed that curbs plastic production and puts reuse and refill systems in place. ✊

Here’s how you can help stop plastic:

✅️ Sign the Plastics Treaty petition LINKED IN BIO
✅️ Share the petition with friends
✅ Speak up and spread awareness about the Treaty with others
✅ Continue supporting plastic-free businesses and organizations

Video via unep 📹⁠

#BreakFreeFromPlastic #ToxicPlastics #BeatPlasticPollution #PlasticPollution #PlasticHistory #Bakelite #PlasticFree #Microplastics #Nanoplastics #PlasticsAge #NoPlastic #Reduce #Reuse #Recycle #Repair #Share #PlasticBottles #Pollution #Environment #Earth #SaveThePlanet
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“Plastic is fantastic” is a fairy tale gone wrong.
It’s time to ditch unnecessary plastic for the health of our planet and ourselves.
Participate in rewriting this story as the world crafts a #PlasticsTreaty 
#biodiversity #plasticpollution
Post courtesy: United Nations Biodiversity

“Plastic is fantastic” is a fairy tale gone wrong.
It’s time to ditch unnecessary plastic for the health of our planet and ourselves.
Participate in rewriting this story as the world crafts a #PlasticsTreaty
#biodiversity #plasticpollution
Post courtesy: United Nations Biodiversity
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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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LEADING ORGANIZATIONS

ENOUGH #FALSESOLUTIONS! ❌🙅‍♀️

Waste-to-energy:
❌ is harmful to both the environment and human health
... diverts resources from real climate action and sustainable waste management

📷 Zero Waste Asia

#GoForZeroWaste #BurnNot #BreakFreeFromPlastic
#ACEF2024
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Plastics are in the food we eat, 🍎 the air we breath, 🫁 and in our bodies. 🩸 Yet, scientists are only ...beginning to understand the long-term health impacts of plastics.

Learn more!
👉 PEOPLE VS PLASTIC! GLOBAL SUPPORT FOR A STRONG PLASTICS TREATY: https://www.greenpeace.org/international/survey-results-global-plastics-treaty

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