Plastic Waste – United Nations to Develop a Legally Binding Agreement by 2024

A March 2, 2022 UN Environment Programme news release reports that “… representatives from 175 nations endorsed a historic resolution at the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) today [March 2, 2022] in Nairobi to End Plastic Pollution and forge an international legally binding agreement by 2024. The resolution addresses the full lifecycle of plastic, including its production, design and disposal … The resolution … establishes an Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) … with the ambition of completing a draft global legally binding agreement by the end of 2024 … The UNEP will convene a forum by the end of 2022 that is open to all stakeholders in conjunction with the first session of the INC, to share knowledge and best practices … upon completion of the INC’s work, UNEP will convene a diplomatic conference to adopt its outcome and open it for signatures …” – The text of the adopted resolution is here: #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #Recycling @UNEP