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Global Plastics Treaty

Spring '23 Newsletter
October 13, 2023

Turning the Tide Newsletter – Spring 2023

Global Plastics Treaty

Thanks to your support, we were able to send AMCS plastics expert Shane Cucow to the negotiations, held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris last June.

The second round of negotiations on a global plastics treaty have closed, with agreement to develop draft treaty text despite efforts to obstruct negotiations by some oil-producing nations.

With your help, we were able to be a voice for our oceans in these negotiations, pushing back against lobbyists from plastic corporations and reminding the world’s nations that the future of our oceans is at stake.

In good news, Australia fought for ambition in the negotiations, supporting the inclusion of measures to limit the production of plastic and funding for small island developing nations.

With science showing that plastic production is set to double in the next 20 years, this treaty must require nations to set limits on the use of plastic.

Watch the live video report from Paris: