Drafting of the international plastics treaty now underway


First meeting to draft the international plastics treaty in Dakar, Senegal taking place from May 30 to June 1, 2022 with representatives from government, industry, and civil society; technical briefing on May 29, 2022 shares information on the relationship between plastics, chemical exposure, and human health

In March 2022, 175 countries signed a resolution to begin negotiations on an international, legally binding agreement to end plastic pollution, the Plastic Treaty (FPF reported). From May 30 to June 1, 2022, representatives from government, industry, and civil society organizations across the world are meeting in Dakar, Senegal to discuss what will and will not be included in the treaty. In addition to the plenary, multistakeholder dialogues on how to create a just transition to a plastic pollution free economy, the role of civic and youth groups to “transform the plastic value chain,” and redirecting financial incentives and trade were also scheduled.

On May 29 before the official start of the meeting, the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) along with the governments of Senegal, Switzerland, and Uruguay organized a technical briefing side event to share the latest research on the relationship between plastics, chemicals, and health.

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Food Packaging Forum, 30-05-22
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