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The development of a legally binding UN treaty is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to tackle the plastic pollution crisis in a globally coordinated way. The resolution adopted at the UN Environmental Assembly in March 2022 marked the start of the intergovernmental negotiation process for a global plastic treaty. It is a clear call for system change towards a circular economy for plastics, ensuring it stays in the economy and out of the environment.

With the launch of the Business Coalition for a Global Plastics Treaty, over 80 organisations, including businesses from across the plastics value chain, financial institutions and NGOs, have aligned on a shared vision, which sees the treaty as the key policy mechanism to accelerate progress in three critical areas: the reduction of plastic production and use through a circular economy approach, increased circulation of all necessary plastics, and the prevention and remediation of hard-to-abate micro- and macro-plastic leakage into the environment.

Going forward, the Coalition will develop ambitious policy recommendations, aligned with our vision, engage with treaty negotiators, and build confidence in the business community on the benefits and necessity of an effective treaty that sets common goals, rules, and obligations to be implemented in national jurisdictions. For businesses and investors, this means creating a level playing field and preventing a patchwork of disconnected solutions.

objectives

1. Develop clear and consistent policy insights and recommendations for an ambitious and effective treaty, and inform the negotiations on key elements and priority policy considerations to be taken into account.

2. Convene an inclusive group of businesses, financial institutions, key NGOs and business organisations with a shared ambition towards a circular economy for plastic and a strong commitment to support an effective, legally binding treaty to end plastic pollution.

3. Coordinate advocacy efforts to deliver joint key messages and inputs from aligned businesses, NGOs, and financial institutions to governments.

4. Build confidence in the business community around an ambitious and effective treaty being an enabler of progress towards a system change to end plastic pollution

Structure of the coalition

Within the Coalition, we have created three different levels for organisations to engage with us. All of them have endorsed the Coalition’s Vision Statement: 

  1. Supporters: Have access to insights and materials developed by the Coalition. Support advocacy and communications plans through their own channels.
  2. Members: Guide the development of policy recommendations through online questionnaires. Actively support advocacy and communications plans.
  3. Policy Working Group: Co-create policy recommendations and advocacy plans, co-chaired by business members alongside the Coalition’s Secretariat.

policy working group

Allison Lin, Global VP Packaging Sustainability, Mars, Incorporated

Beatriz Sierra, Senior Circular Economy Consultant, Triciclos

Ben Jordan, Senior Director, Environmental Policy, The Coca Cola Company

Carlos Mendieta, Director of Public Affairs, Communication and Sustainability, Petstar

Carolyn Panzarella, Associate Manager, Global Environmental Policy, PepsiCo, Inc.

Clemence Schmid, General Manager, Loop (shopping and recycling platform)

Conrick Gallagher, Partnerships Director, Okeanos

David Clark, VP Sustainability, Amcor PLC

Francisco Gamez, Director of Sustainability, Emerald Packaging

Jacob Rognhaug, VP Public Affairs System Design HRS, Tomra Systems ASA

Jodie Roussell, Global Public Affairs Lead, Packaging & Sustainability, Nestlé

Jolanda de Rooij, Senior Global Sustainability Manager, Unilever

Joost Koomen, Global Public Affairs Director Environment, Essity AB

Joséphine Denise, Sustainability Public Affairs Manager, Danone S.A.

Maccon Field, Government Relations | Communications | Strategy, Kimberly-Clark

Mathilde Geerts, Project Manager l Plastic pollution in the oceans, Decathlon S.A.

Patrick Shewell, Director, Global Sustainable Packaging, Mondelez International

Punjanit Leagnavar, Global Director, Environmental Policy, L'Oreal S.A.

Rodrigo Samayoa Valiente, Chief Sustainability and Corporate Affairs Officer, TERNOVA

Sabine Strnad, Senior Manager Circular Economy & Packaging, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

Tom Smith, Director, Global Government Affairs, Walmart Inc.

Venetia Spencer, Head of Public Affairs Europe, Borealis AG

Vikas Chhajer, Chief Sustainability and Strategy Officer, Gemini Corporation N.V.

Allison Lin

Allison Lin, Global VP Packaging Sustainability, Mars

Carolyn Panzarella

Carolyn Panzarella, Senior Manager, Global Environmental Policy, PEPSICO

David Clark

David Clark, Vice President Sustainability, Amcor

Ed Shepherd

Ed Shepherd, Senior Global Sustainability Manager – Circular Economy, Unilever

Francisco Gamez

Francisco Gamez, Director of innovation, EMERALD PACKAGING

Jacob Rognhaug

Jacob Rognhaug, VP Public Affairs System Design, TOMRA

Jacob Rognhaug

Jodie Roussell, Senior Public Affairs Manager – Packaging & Sustainability at Nestlé

Macon Field

Macon Field, Director, International Government Relations at Kimberly-Clark

Punji Leagnavar

 Punji Leagnavar, Global Director, Environmental Policy, L’Oréal

Richard Conrick Gallagher III

Richard Conrick Gallagher III, Partnerships Director, Okeanos Group

Vikas Chhajer

Vikas Chhajer, Chief Sustainability and Strategy Officer, Gemini Corporation NV

Coalition Secretariat

Ambrogio Miserocchi, Policy Manager

Carsten Wachholz, Secretariat Co-Lead

Garance Boullenger, Project Manager

Iulia Strat, Communications Consultant 

John Duncan, Secretariat Co-Lead

Lauren Ward, Network and Operations Coordinator 

Natasha Museba, Advocacy Consultant

Thais Vojvodic, Programme Manager