Statement on the results of the Second Intergovernmental Round of Negotiations of May 2023 in Paris

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.

The business coalition's policy recommendations for INC-2

To support our joint vision and desired outcomes in the treaty negotiations, we have developed these policy recommendations for the Second Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Plastic Pollution (INC-2).

This document builds on our submission of 6th January 2023 to the INC, and further details our positions on key elements that the Business Coalition would like to bring to the attention of governmental delegations attending INC2, including our assessment of how these have been reflected in the ‘options paper’ prepared by the INC secretariat (UNEP/PP/INC.2/4) mentioned above.

This document was developed in close collaboration with a Policy Working Group co-chaired by business representatives, and through an extensive consultation with the Members of the Coalition.

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launch video

On 21st September 2022 we announced the plans to form the Business Coalition for a Global Plastics Treaty at the 77th UN General Assembly in New York.

This video features key moments from the launch event, highlighting representatives from businesses and NGOs from across the plastics value chain who call for and support the development of an ambitious and effective global treaty.

business coalition at a glance

This document offers a snapshot of who the Business Coalition for a Global Plastics Treaty is and what it stands for, giving an overview of its vision, objectives, and structure.

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September 21, 2022 - New York, NY

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