Convention on Plastic Pollution - Toward a New Global Agreement to Address Plastic Pollution

Year of Publication

2020

This report discusses the need for a convention of plastic pollution that addresses the full lifecycle of plastics from production and design to waste prevention and management.

Source:

Environmental Investigation Agency

Author(s):

Geography:

Global

Type:

Strategy

Purpose of Measurement:

Solution Sets and Impact Potential, Monitoring and Evaluation

Impact theme(s):

Material Flows

This report discusses the need for a convention of plastic pollution that addresses the full lifecycle of plastics from production and design to waste prevention and management. The Convention on Plastic Pollution should build upon and complement existing regional and global frameworks, allowing them to contribute within their core competencies, while otherwise filling the significant gaps that must be addressed in order to eliminate the long-term discharge of plastic pollution into our oceans and promote a safe circular economy for plastics which is just and safeguards the climate system.