Results of the second round of negotiations to address the problems of plastic pollution
Despite initial pessimism, at INC2 on Plastics Treaty agreed on some critical points that will move the process forward.
How are the negotiations on plastic progressing?
Plastics Treaty objective should be mindful of the precautionary approach to end plastic pollution, including chemical components; protect human health and the environment from its adverse effects throughout the life cycle of plastic; and ensure human rights, justice, fairness and equity.
Globally harmonized requirements for transparency and traceability of chemical information in plastic materials and products in the Plastic Treaty
A transparency mechanism, with a traceability requirement, will ensure that the disclosed information is linked to individual materials and products, and can be tracked throughout their life cycles.
The second round of Plastic Treaty negotiations started with an NGO protest
Civil society organisations, indigenous peoples, women, vulnerable communities should have the right to participate in Plastic Treaty negotiations
Potential options for elements towards an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution
The new plastic treaty has a potential to become the first global agreement that includes harmonized legally binding transparency requirements for information on chemicals and polymers used in plastics.
First Map of Canadian Airports and Military Bases Contaminated by PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’
Military bases and airports are a significant cause of water contamination because of the use of aqueous film-forming firefighting foams containing PFAS