This policy brief provides arguments on and insights into why and how plastic chemicals and polymers of concern should be integrated in the global plastics treaty. The document is an output of the Scientists’ Coalition for an Effective Plastics Treaty (SCEPT working group on chemicals, polymers and products) and aims at policymakers involved in the Intergovernmental Negotiation Committee (INC). A French and Spanish version is available below.
This fact sheet provides an overview over plastic pollution at each life stage – from resource extraction all the way to removal and remediation.
Distinguished Chair and Members of the INC, We represent a group of independent scientists mobilized by the International Science Council, the Scientists’ Coalition for an Effective Plastics Treaty, delegates from the Global Council for Science and the Environment, lead authors of the report of the Minderoo Monaco Commission on Plastic and Human Health, Endocrine Society,[…]
Response to the Zero Draft text of the international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment (UNEP/PP/INC.3/4) The Scientists’ Coalition present our reflections and contributions to the Zero Draft text. Download the full response (english) We highlight the following five key requirements: Time-bound, legally-binding primary plastic polymer reduction targets for each[…]
There are no internationally agreed definitions of plastics alternatives nor plastics substitutes. Sound definitions will support fully informed treaty negotiations, and this fact sheet introduces key distinctions and considerations. Download PDF
This fact sheet is intended to support fully informed global plastics treaty negotiations by clarifying the terminology used to describe plastics as “polymers” or “materials” and not plastics as “products”. In other words, this fact sheet explains plastics as the material that is produced and later manufactured into, for example, drink bottles, or takeaway containers.[…]