Environmentalists See Little Progress On Key Issues In Plastics Treaty Talks

May 9, 2024
Environmentalists say the recently concluded fourth session of the United Nations Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Plastic Pollution (INC-4) focused too much on recycling and avoided what they see as vital “upstream” measures to scale back plastic production, mirroring their push for EPA to prioritize such rules despite industry pushback. “We know that we can't recycle our way out of this crisis. We can't solve the plastic crisis without addressing plastic production, and that is precisely why we see industry and...

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