We believe that legally-binding global rules and harmonized policies are critical to drive change at a global scale to end plastic pollution. We are greatly encouraged that more than 130 member states have specifically called for binding rules that will create a level playing field for all businesses. A solid foundation has been laid by the dialogue amongst governments during the negotiations this week in Paris, and we hope to see this taken forward through the development of an initial “zero draft” of the treaty before the next round of negotiations in Nairobi in November.
Leading businesses recognise that ambitious goals and aspirations to end plastic pollution in a treaty have little value on their own, and hope that the zero draft will contain clear policy measures that help us get there. We have a rare and real opportunity to make a positive change to our world by reassessing how we make, use, and think about plastic, and are committed to supporting the process in the best way we can.