BFFP Global Plastics Treaty

Advocacy Toolkit

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.

The first Intergovernmental Negotiation Committee meeting is happening in Punta del Este, Uruguay, from 28 November to 2 December. Dozens of BFFP members are expected to attend the meeting. Follow #PlasticsTreaty for updates.

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Help spread the word about the campaign by posting on your social media channels. Check out the graphics from Greenpeace below. We also have a comprehensive social media toolkit for post and caption suggestions. Don’t forget to use #PlasticsTreaty and #BreakFreeFromPlastic when posting!
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SIGN petitions

Together, we can push for change. Sign the petitions below demanding for an ambitious legally-binding global #PlasticsTreaty.
Civil Society & Stakeholder Call to Action Petition for Organization Sign-on
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Scientists’ Declaration
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Petition for Individual Sign-on
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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.
UNEA Briefer and Factsheets
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Comparison Table on the Potential Resolutions on Plastic Pollution
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Thought Starter on the Content of the Global Plastics Treaty
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EIA INC-1 Resources
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BFFP Corporate Brief for UNEA 5.2
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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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Briefing
Initial Considerations for INC-1 by EIA
key considerations for negotiators going into INC-1
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Briefing
Submission to the INC process on plastic pollution by GAIA
GAIA recommendations towards a plastic treaty
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Briefing
Country positions by CIEL
Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) Submissions: Quick View of Submissions on Clustering and Sequencing of Work
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#breakfreefromplastic allies and members are calling
for a global #PlasticsTreaty, see what they’re saying online:

And while switching to a bamboo toothbrush might be a start, only a ✨STRONG✨ Global Plastics Treaty can truly plug the plastic pipeline. ADD YOUR VOICE >> LINK IN BIO <<

pssst, did you know: fossil fuel companies are plotting to INCREASE single-use plastic production? Oil & gas profits are depending on an expansion to the plastic pipeline: if their scheme continues unchecked, plastic production will double within the next 10-15 years, and triple by 2050.

No bamboo toothbrush is a match for that level of 🦹🏻‍♂️ 👿

And that's bad news for the climate, too: the greenhouse gas emissions generated by plastic will soon gobble up 15% of the global carbon budget, fuelling the climate crisis and poisoning vulnerable communities.

A Global Plastics Treaty has the potential to address single-use plastic across its lifespan to:

🚯 keep oil and gas in the ground to protect our climate
🚯 accelerate a switch to refill and reuse systems which will cut single-use plastic production
🚯 hold countries accountable for managing their own waste and end waste colonialism
🚯 ensure governments enact a just transition for workers, and prioritize the health of the most affected communities

But only if world leaders get it right, and ignore the fossil fuel lobbyists that are trying to derail progress.

🦸‍♀️ We must be louder: ADD YOUR VOICE for a strong Global Plastics Treaty that will end the era of toothbrushes filling up the seas 🦸‍♀️ >> LINK IN BIO << 

#PlasticsTreaty #BreakFreeFromPlastic #PlasticFreeFuture #ReuseRevolution #PlasticFree #PlasticFreeCollective #PackageFree #Plastic #SingleUsePlastic #RefuseSingleUse #BeatPlasticPollution #ZeroPlasticWaste #PlasticFreeForTheSeas

And while switching to a bamboo toothbrush might be a start, only a ✨STRONG✨ Global Plastics Treaty can truly plug the plastic pipeline. ADD YOUR VOICE >> LINK IN BIO <<

pssst, did you know: fossil fuel companies are plotting to INCREASE single-use plastic production? Oil & gas profits are depending on an expansion to the plastic pipeline: if their scheme continues unchecked, plastic production will double within the next 10-15 years, and triple by 2050.

No bamboo toothbrush is a match for that level of 🦹🏻‍♂️ 👿

And that's bad news for the climate, too: the greenhouse gas emissions generated by plastic will soon gobble up 15% of the global carbon budget, fuelling the climate crisis and poisoning vulnerable communities.

A Global Plastics Treaty has the potential to address single-use plastic across its lifespan to:

🚯 keep oil and gas in the ground to protect our climate
🚯 accelerate a switch to refill and reuse systems which will cut single-use plastic production
🚯 hold countries accountable for managing their own waste and end waste colonialism
🚯 ensure governments enact a just transition for workers, and prioritize the health of the most affected communities

But only if world leaders get it right, and ignore the fossil fuel lobbyists that are trying to derail progress.

🦸‍♀️ We must be louder: ADD YOUR VOICE for a strong Global Plastics Treaty that will end the era of toothbrushes filling up the seas 🦸‍♀️ >> LINK IN BIO <<

#PlasticsTreaty #BreakFreeFromPlastic #PlasticFreeFuture #ReuseRevolution #PlasticFree #PlasticFreeCollective #PackageFree #Plastic #SingleUsePlastic #RefuseSingleUse #BeatPlasticPollution #ZeroPlasticWaste #PlasticFreeForTheSeas
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Only a Global Plastics Treaty can clean up this spill. Add your voice to the petition >> LINK IN BIO <<
Plastics = Fossil Fuels. And as demand for fossil fuels goes down, the industry is using plastic production as a way to ramp up. Oil & gas profits are depending on an expansion to the plastic pipeline: if their scheme continues unchecked, plastic production will double within the next 10-15 years, and triple by 2050.

And that's bad news for the climate, too: the greenhouse gas emissions generated by plastic will soon gobble up 15% of the global carbon budget, fuelling the climate crisis and poisoning vulnerable communities.

The Global Plastics Treaty has been called the most significant environmental deal since the 2015 Paris Accord. What makes it so special? 

Unlike piecemeal bans and regulations implemented in isolation, this is an opportunity for countries to create a legally binding, global set of rules for addressing our plastic problem across its lifecycle – from its inception as fossil fuels, to its deception as recyclable materials.

A Global Plastics Treaty could plug the plastic pipeline for good. Let's send a message: we want an END to the The Plasticene. ADD YOUR VOICE >> LINK IN BIO <<

#BreakFreeFromPlastic #PlasticFreeFuture #PlasticFree #PlasticsTreaty #RefuseSingleUse #PlasticBan #Plasticene #PlasticBan #Plastic #Plastics #SingleUsePlastic #PackageFree #PlasticCollective #FossilFuels #ClimateCrisis #PlasticPollution #ZeroPlasticWaste #BeatPlasticPollution

Only a Global Plastics Treaty can clean up this spill. Add your voice to the petition >> LINK IN BIO <<
Plastics = Fossil Fuels. And as demand for fossil fuels goes down, the industry is using plastic production as a way to ramp up. Oil & gas profits are depending on an expansion to the plastic pipeline: if their scheme continues unchecked, plastic production will double within the next 10-15 years, and triple by 2050.

And that's bad news for the climate, too: the greenhouse gas emissions generated by plastic will soon gobble up 15% of the global carbon budget, fuelling the climate crisis and poisoning vulnerable communities.

The Global Plastics Treaty has been called the most significant environmental deal since the 2015 Paris Accord. What makes it so special?

Unlike piecemeal bans and regulations implemented in isolation, this is an opportunity for countries to create a legally binding, global set of rules for addressing our plastic problem across its lifecycle – from its inception as fossil fuels, to its deception as recyclable materials.

A Global Plastics Treaty could plug the plastic pipeline for good. Let's send a message: we want an END to the The Plasticene. ADD YOUR VOICE >> LINK IN BIO <<

#BreakFreeFromPlastic #PlasticFreeFuture #PlasticFree #PlasticsTreaty #RefuseSingleUse #PlasticBan #Plasticene #PlasticBan #Plastic #Plastics #SingleUsePlastic #PackageFree #PlasticCollective #FossilFuels #ClimateCrisis #PlasticPollution #ZeroPlasticWaste #BeatPlasticPollution
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Plastic is a big part of all our lives. It’s used to make most of the items we own and use on a day to day basis. 

The problem comes when we decide to throw that plastic away. Of the 6.3bn tonnes of plastic waste produced since the 1950s only 9% has been recycled and another 12% incinerated.

Sadly most of our plastic waste finds its way into the ocean. Approximately 8 million pieces a day. 12 million tonnes per year 🤯

Recycling simply isn’t enough! We need to make a huge change to our plastic production and consumption before we all literally drown in a sea of plastic!

greenpeaceuk are calling for a Global Plastics Treaty to address this problem and put the world on a path towards a plastic free future. 

Show your support by signing their petition today: https://action.greenpeace.org.uk/global-plastic-treaty
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#plasticstreaty #greenpeace #plasticpollution #endplasticpollution #plasticfree #plastic #pollution #globalwarming #motion #kinetictype #animatedtype #freelance #manchester #colours #colour #motiongraphics #motiondesign #animation #robertlomas

Plastic is a big part of all our lives. It’s used to make most of the items we own and use on a day to day basis.

The problem comes when we decide to throw that plastic away. Of the 6.3bn tonnes of plastic waste produced since the 1950s only 9% has been recycled and another 12% incinerated.

Sadly most of our plastic waste finds its way into the ocean. Approximately 8 million pieces a day. 12 million tonnes per year 🤯

Recycling simply isn’t enough! We need to make a huge change to our plastic production and consumption before we all literally drown in a sea of plastic!

greenpeaceuk are calling for a Global Plastics Treaty to address this problem and put the world on a path towards a plastic free future.

Show your support by signing their petition today: https://action.greenpeace.org.uk/global-plastic-treaty
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#plasticstreaty #greenpeace #plasticpollution #endplasticpollution #plasticfree #plastic #pollution #globalwarming #motion #kinetictype #animatedtype #freelance #manchester #colours #colour #motiongraphics #motiondesign #animation #robertlomas
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Plastic is EVERYWHERE. In less than 100 years of production, it has worked its way into every corner of the planet.⁣
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It is time to say enough is enough. We need our governments to understand that the vast majority of people want real action that will drastically reduce plastics production and use, keep oil in the ground, and finally end the age of plastic. ⁣⁣
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#PlasticsTreaty #BlackFriday #BreakFreeFromPlastic #Plastic #EndOil⁣

Plastic is EVERYWHERE. In less than 100 years of production, it has worked its way into every corner of the planet.⁣
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It is time to say enough is enough. We need our governments to understand that the vast majority of people want real action that will drastically reduce plastics production and use, keep oil in the ground, and finally end the age of plastic. ⁣⁣
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#PlasticsTreaty #BlackFriday #BreakFreeFromPlastic #Plastic #EndOil⁣
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LEADING ORGANIZATIONS

🎧 Season finale of @peoplexplastic podcast with @prismreports - Ep 5: The Prologue is LIVE!

Bernadette
...Demientieff, a Gwich’in leader of @OurArcticRefuge shares her fight against #BigOil in the #ArcticNationalWildlifeRefuge.

LISTEN 👉 http://bit.ly/PoPSeason3Ep5

IN THE PHILIPPINES: "The garbage problem of Bacolod is beyond serious. I hope we can mend this problem and not be ...pushed to a corner where officials will be made to believe that only an incinerator can help the waste problem."

Read the full story 👇
https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1952209/bacolod/opinion/should-the-city-use-incinerators-to-solve-its-waste-problem

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