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BPF response to United Nations Environment Assembly Treaty Announcement

British Plastics Federation

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In response to United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) recent announcement about a global treaty for plastics, the British Plastics Federation has issued the following statement:

"The United Nations Environment Assembly's proposed treaty marks an important step on the journey to end plastic waste ending up in the environment. The plastics industry shares the common goal of tackling mismanaged plastic waste and supports the idea of an international treaty. Reaching the best solutions requires collaboration between governments, industry, civil society and academia, as well as the support and buy-in of the wider community, which also has a key role in managing plastic waste more intelligently. The ultimate agreement needs to be evidence led to ensure it is the best choice for the environment. The UK plastics industry takes its environmental obligations very seriously and will continue to invest in material and product innovations, as well as in recycling technology, and views measures to stop waste leaking into the environment, optimizing manufacturing techniques and product design, and keeping material in use for as long as possible as key parts of the puzzle."