The fourth round of negotiations advancing the Plastics Treaty is a pivotal moment for the Global Plastics Treaty

As the fourth round of Plastic Treaty negotiations is approaching (April 23-29 in Canada), it’s imperative that governments address the fact that plastic poisons people from the moment fossil fuels are extracted till its end life and disposal.

The urgency to address plastic pollution is clear but the treaty must prioritize the upstream interventions that emphasize prevention and precautionary measures. We call on governments to cap and reduce virgin plastic production, promote reuse systems, ban toxic chemicals, and set strong regulations on plastic waste trade. This means our governments take actions for a strong ambitious agreement and mark the end of plastic pollution.