Co-Chairs INC-2 written submission on Potential options for elements towards an international legally binding instrument

Norway and Rwanda have submitted a written input as co-chairs of the High Ambition Coalition to End Plastic Pollution.

At its first session, the intergovernmental negotiating committee (INC) requested the secretariat to prepare for consideration by the committee at its second session a document with potential options for elements towards an international legally binding instrument, based on a comprehensive approach that addresses the full life cycle of plastics as called for by UNEA resolution 5/14, including identifying the objective, substantive provisions including core obligations, control measures, and voluntary approaches, implementation measures, and means of implementation. This document could include both legally binding and voluntary measures. The secretariat, in preparing the document, requested written inputs from Member States and Stakeholders.

Towards a proposed Objective, To end plastic pollution and protect the environment and human health from plastic pollution, the co-chairs submission presented a variety of options for obligations and control measures. These include provision to reduce the production of primary plastic polymers;  provision to eliminate and restrict specific plastic polymers, chemicals and plastic products of concern; provisions to increase the circularity of plastics in the economy; and provisions on eliminating the release of plastics (including microplastics) to air, water and land.

Read the whole written submission here