UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution

Congratulations to all who worked tirelessly for this amazing result!

We now have a mandate to begin negotiations for a United Nations Treaty on plastic pollution.

This is a key moment in the effort to eliminate plastic waste and pollution on a global scale. The mandate agreed by UN member states opens the door for a legally binding treaty that deals with the root causes of plastic pollution, not just the symptoms.

Critically, this includes measures considering the entire lifecycle of plastics, from its production, to product design, to waste management, enabling opportunities to design out waste before it is created as part of a thriving circular economy.