Executive Summary: World Plastics Council Roundtable Discussions at INC-4

The World Plastics Council (WPC) is a global association whose members represent 80% of global plastics production from Asia, the Middle East, North and South America, and Europe. As the global voice of the plastics industry, we consider it essential to facilitate dialogues across many sectors and regions to advance the transition to a circular plastics economy. The WPC organised two significant events at the fourth round of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Plastic Pollution (INC-4) in Ottawa. INC-4 marked a crucial milestone in our journey towards a global agreement on ending plastic pollution. WPC events brought together decision-makers from various sectors, including the entire plastics value chain, consumer brands, governments and IGOs, civil society and think tanks, and financial institutions, to discuss pressing issues surrounding the Global Plastics Treaty.