A GLOBAL TREATY TO END PLASTIC POLLUTION
In 2022, UN Member States agreed to start negotiating a new global treaty to end plastic pollution. This is a historic step towards protecting wildlife, the environment, and humans from the harmful effects of plastic pollution. Now it is crucial that we ensure the treaty is ambitious and effective enough to truly address the plastic crisis, and end plastic pollution once and for all.
WWF's CALL TO URGENTLY REGULATE HIGH-RISK PLASTIC PRODUCTS
WWF is urging governments to support a global ban on the most high-risk plastic items, such as e-cigarettes, plastic cutlery, and microplastics in cosmetics.
New research commissioned by WWF and conducted by Eunomia has identified the most high-risk plastic products polluting the environment and proposes global control measures to eliminate, reduce, or safely manage and circulate these plastics. WWF is advocating for these measures to be included in the first draft of treaty text, set to be published in the lead-up to the next round of talks in November 2023.
EU member states commit at ministerial level to work for a new global agreement against plastic litter.