For the negotiations of the plastic treaty a series of documents were developed and published. You can find the documents and a short film on this website below. Here is a list of the publications for a quick overview.
The missing piece – What you need to consider about transparency in the new plastic treaty
Potential options for elements towards an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution
Read our submission to INC2 of the plastic treaty.
The submission is also available on the UNEP INC website: https://www.unep.org/events/conference/second-session-intergovernmental-negotiating-committee-develop-international
Recycling of Plastics, Transparency and Traceability
Transparency and Traceability of chemicals in manufactured materials and products
Full and selective information disclosure for chemicals in plastics
Watch a two-minute statement summarizing our INC2 submission
More than 70 NGO calling for transparency requirements in the plastic treaty
We are calling on governments to:
- Include ambitious, binding and harmonized requirements for transparency of information on chemicals used in plastic production and in plastic materials and products in the text of the Plastic Treaty
- Apply the right-to-know principle along the whole plastic lifecycle and make the information publicly available to everyone everywhere
Global Plastics Treaty – transparency requirement for chemical constituents in plastic is a must
Despite the importance of addressing chemical contamination caused by plastic, information about chemicals in plastic is not disclosed. Lack of transparency regarding the chemical composition of plastics undermines plastic management to reduce pollution.
In this publication, HEJSupport, SSNC and groundWorkSA discuss the urgency of chemical information transparency in plastics and ways to address it within and outside the value chain and throughout the plastic lifecycle. We argue that disclosing chemical constituents in plastic contributes to plastic pollution reduction, resource efficiency via a toxic-free circular economy and promotes the public right to know.