WWF calls on states to join newly-formed plastic coalition and end plastic pollution by 2040
GLAND, Switzerland (August 22) – WWF commends the move of 20 states to form The High Ambition Coalition to End Plastic Pollution, which will work to ensure the world’s first ever plastic pollution treaty includes global rules and regulations for the production, design and disposal of plastic rather than a patchwork of national standards. This, the Coalition hopes, will be key in securing the elimination of plastic pollution by 2040, just 16 years after the world is set to finalise the treaty in 2024. WWF calls on remaining UN member states to join the Coalition as it has set ambitious performance indicators of success* that can increase the world’s chances of swiftly ending plastic pollution. These indicators include global measures such as developing global bans, restrictions and standards for plastics as well as setting global baselines and targets for sustainability throughout the lifecycle of plastics. The Coalition is calling for a global ban on problematic plastics, which the WWF understands includes unnecessary single-use products.