Plastic Waste – UN Treaty Developments

According to a November 16, 2020 Guardian story  “… A UN working group on marine litter and microplastics met at a virtual conference last week to discuss ... [a] treaty [that] would be akin to the Paris climate agreement or the Montreal protocol to prevent ozone depletion … The UN environment assembly, which set up the ad hoc working group (AHEG) on marine plastics in 2017, concluded that the existing international legal framework governing plastic pollution … is fragmented and ineffective. The flow of plastic into the ocean is expected to triple by 2040 if current trends continue … Political momentum for a global agreement to address the full lifecycle of plastic has been growing … Several delegations voiced support of a new global agreement, although there was no consensus on whether it would only address marine plastic litter or go further to tackle plastics pollution as a whole and if it would be legally binding …” - The web link to the story is included in the post on the home page of Plastic Food Packaging Waste News at #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #MicroPlastics #MarineLitter #MarinePlastics