Plastics Europe position on the Global Plastics Pollution Agreement objectives, scope, obligations and measures ahead of INC2

For UNEA Resolution 5/14,’ end plastic pollution: towards an international legally binding instrument’, Plastics Europe supports the overarching objective to end plastic pollution by 2040 through a circular economy.

Our goal is to end plastic pollution by 2040 through a circular economy where all plastic applications are reused, recycled, and responsibly managed during and after use while enabling a lower greenhouse gas emissions plastic economy.

We support an international agreement including ambitious measures and an enabling framework to facilitate this global transformation of the plastics systems2. These measures should include the creation of a market pull for circular plastics, the rapid global expansion of collection, sorting and recycling as well as a financing system supporting the massive investments needed for facilitating this change.