Plastic pollution is a global problem that requires a global solution.
Currently, more than 11 million metric tonnes of plastic is flowing into the ocean each year. Despite the exponential growth in voluntary initiatives and national regulations to tackle plastic pollution, there is no sign that leakage rates are slowing. A coordinated global response in the form of a UN Treaty is required to help governments and businesses level the playing field and drive change at scale.
The Business Case for a UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution sets out the opportunities to business of a UN treaty on plastic pollution. Alongside many governments and millions of people around the world, a number of leading companies are calling on the United Nations member states to urgently commence negotiations on a treaty on plastic pollution.