Webinar on 26 April: Eliminate and restrict problematic single use plastic products and packaging

Australia, in collaboration with Norway and Rwanda as the Co-Chairs of the Coalition, invite you to a webinar titled Eliminate and restrict problematic single use plastic products and packaging with speakers from Government, Civil society and Business.

The event will take place online at 10 a.m. AEST on 26 April 2023.

Registration: HERE

Presentation: Consolidated slides Aus Webinar

Programme

Opening remarks: Cameron Colebatch, Director, International Plastics Policy Section, Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water, Australia (Moderator)

Panel discussion:

  • Dr Denise Hardesty, Principal Research Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia
  • Lizzie Fuller, Principal, Global Plastics Treaty, Minderoo Foudation
  • Alfred Ralifo, Policy Officer, WWF Pacific
  • Andrea Volentras, Project Manager – Pacific Ocean Litter Project, SPREP
  • Halatoa Fua, Director, National Environment Service, Cook Islands

Q&A with panel

Background

Plastic production and consumption have reached unsustainable levels. Plastic consumption has quadrupled over the past 30 years, with approximately half of this growth driven by the significant increase in the production of single-use plastics for packaging and consumer goods. Current projections predict plastic production will double in the next 20 years. The world will not be able to manage this volume of plastic waste and avoid leakage.

The High Ambition Coalition is working towards an international treaty that will eliminate problematic plastics, polymers, and chemical additives, including through bans and restrictions. Plastic products, polymers and chemical additives are considered to be problematic where they are harmful to the environment or human health, impede material circularity, or have a high risk of leaking into the environment.

This webinar provides an opportunity for Member States and stakeholders to discuss possible core obligations and control measures in the plastics treaty to eliminate and restrict problematic single-use plastic products and packaging.

Highlights

Recording

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