On Thursday, April 18th join this webinar about “Circularity of Plastics, Human Health, and Environment” . This event will feature a range of expert speakers from the government, business, scientific,
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On Thursday, April 18th join this webinar about “Circularity of Plastics, Human Health, and Environment” . This event will feature a range of expert speakers from the government, business, scientific, and civil society sectors. The webinar is being hosted by Ecuador and Panama in collaboration with Norway and Rwanda, who are co-chairs of the High Ambition Coalition to End Plastic Pollution. The speakers will discuss various options for elements in the Plastics Treaty.
The event will be conducted in Spanish with English interpretation.
The High Ambition Coalition to End Plastic Pollution is committed to developing an ambitious international legally binding instrument with global obligations and control measures that will result in increasing the circularity of plastics in the economy, guided by the waste hierarchy, by developing criteria and standards for plastics, setting global baselines and targets for sustainability throughout their life-cycle, and ensuring transparency in the value chain, including for material and chemical composition throughout the life-cycle of plastics.
Thus, the treaty should ensure criteria for the design of plastics, including extending product lifespan, and ensuring durability, recyclability, and safety, in order to enable a circular economy for plastics that protect the environment and human health. The current plastic life cycle is long, complex, and far from circular, thus we rapidly need to understand how to use plastics more responsibly.
This event provides an opportunity for Member States, civil society, the scientific community, and business to discuss possible options for the basic obligations and control measures of the plastics treaty to increase the circularity of plastics and protect human health and the environment, considering which solutions will be most effective in which contexts.