The report by the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and toxics highlights the human rights implications of toxic additives in plastics and the life cycle stages of plastic, including the rights of women, children, workers, and indigenous peoples.
Policy measures and regulations are needed to give consumers access to reliable information that encourages them to keep products for longer.
It is not sufficient to simply focus on data collection by expanding the monitoring of PFAS in the environment – the efforts on PFAS must include a roadmap to move to informed substitution and innovation with safer products and chemicals.
Environmental groups calling on Big Plastic to drop its lawsuit against Canadian government this Plastic-Free July
Environmental groups are urging the government of Canada to defend listing #plastic as toxic and move ahead to implement the promised regulations.
Addressing chemical and waste pollution and human exposure is as important as combating the climate crisis and the loss of biodiversity.