Webinar on 13 April: Increase circularity throughout the life cycle of plastics

As members of the High Ambition Coalition, Senegal and Switzerland are organizing a webinar on the points of the Plastics Treaty that could help Increase circularity throughout the life cycle of plastics, with member states, scientists, civil society and the private sector.

Date and time of this event is April 13, 2023 10:00 GMT. The event will be conducted in French with English interpretation.

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Background

Plastic pollution constitutes a planetary crisis with impacts on ecosystems, biodiversity, the climate and human health. Plastic consumption and production have reached unsustainable levels. Plastic consumption has quadrupled over the past 30 years. Global plastic production has doubled from 2000 to 2019 reaching 460 million tonnes. Only 9% of plastic waste is recycled.

The High Ambition Coalition to End Plastic Pollution is committed to develop an ambitious international legally binding instrument and work towards an international treaty that will develop global sustainability criteria and standards for plastics; set global baselines and targets for sustainability throughout the life-cycle of plastics and ensure transparency in the value chain of plastics, including for material and chemical composition throughout the life-cycle of plastics. Provisions in the Plastics Treaty could include measures to develop markets for non-toxic secondary materials, transparency requirements on chemical and material composition in plastic products, eliminate and restrict polymers and chemicals that impede circularity, design criteria, targets for collection and environmentally sound recycling of plastic waste, targets for reducing the generation of plastic waste and promote financial flows to support circularity.

This event provides opportunities for Member States and stakeholders to discuss possible options for core obligations and control measures in the plastics treaty to increase circularity throughout the life cycle of plastics.

Moderator

  • Mr. Cheikh Ndiaye Sylla, Director, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Senegal

Speakers

  • Representative of the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), Switzerland
  • Mr. Georges Gassita, Attaché to the Office of the President of the Republic – In charge of studies at the High Commission for the Environment and the Living Environment at the Presidency of the Gabonese Republic.
  • Mr. Macoumba Diagne, Managing Director, PROPLAST Industrie, Senegal
  • Ms. Nour Mansour, Plastics Officer, WWF North Africa
  • Ms. Mathilde Geerts, Head of plastic pollution strategy, Decathlon
  • Mr. Juan Baztan, Researcher in Environmental and Earth Sciences, Laboratoire Cultures, Environments, Arctic, Representations, Climate (CEARC) de l’Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

Recording of the event

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