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Stalemate Plastics Treaty

Summer '24 Newsletter
February 1, 2024

Turning the Tide Newsletter – Summer 2024

Stalemate Plastics Treaty

Last November, AMCS plastics expert Shane Cucow took your voice to the United Nations, travelling to Nairobi for the third session of negotiations on the Global Plastics Treaty to end plastic pollution.

With scientists from across the world, we fought for targets to reduce plastic, plus a global ban on dangerous single-use plastics and harmful chemicals.

In good news, we secured support for including fishing gear in the treaty, including rules to ensure gear is designed and managed to stop it being lost in the ocean. Despite this, negotiations ended in deadlock with large plastic producing nations refusing to agree to any measures to cut plastic.

As we head to the final rounds of negotiations in April and November, we must ensure Australia stands strong. With your support, we will keep fighting for legally binding global rules and save our oceans from drowning in plastic.

Find out more in our video update recorded live in Nairobi.

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