has pledged its support for the development of a global agreement to address the challenge of plastic waste, and welcomes the resolution agreed during the fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5) in Nairobi.
Plastics Europe welcomes Global Agreement on Plastics At modern recycling plant. Separate garbage collection. Workers sorting trash to be processed. Trash sorting. Background
The resolution calls for a legally binding instrument with binding and voluntary provisions that will be defined by the INC (International Negotiating Committee).
The fostering of the sustainable production and consumption of plastics across their full lifecycle is prevalent within the resolution, which will require a full lifecycle approach and transform both upstream and downstream measures from product design to waste management.
Virginia Janssens, Managing Director, Plastics Europe, said: “The European plastics industry is in full action mode – leading the transition to a