Cut plastic production say big brands

More than 70 major brands such as Coca Cola, IKEA, PepsiCo and Unilever have called for a global pact to combat plastic pollution.

The PRE-UNEA statement calls for a legally UN binding on treaty on plastic pollution based on a circular economy approach. The statement says that a new UN treaty is crucial to set a high common standard of action for all countries to abide by, and to drive the transition to a circular economy for plastics globally and at scale. This requires governments to align on regulatory measures that cover the whole life cycle of plastics, not limiting the scope of negotiations to address waste management challenges only.

Ahead of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) taking place in Nairobi on 28 February – 2 March 2022 the group of signatories to the business call for a UN Treaty on plastic pollution to recognise that the issue of plastic pollution is transboundary in nature and leads to significant negative impacts on our environment, society and economy requiring a holistic, coordinated international response that legally binding on both upstream and downstream policies, aiming to: keep plastics in the economy and out of the environment, reduce virgin plastic production and use, and decouple plastic production from the consumption of fossil resources.

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