Intergovernmental negotiating committee to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment

South America
Type of Resource: 
Best Practice / Lessons Learned
Technical Reports / References
The world has seen a massive increase in plastic production. Global plastic production and consumption has grown exponentially since the 1950s and is set to triple by 2060 if business continues as usual. Plastic production is associated with the use of chemical additives, many of which are of concern for human and environmental health, including those listed as hazardous under the Stockholm Convention and in national legislation.