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IUCN Briefing for Negotiators - Plastic Treaty INC-1 Session: Circular Economy and Plastic Life-Cycle Issues

The Plastic Pollution Treaty’s scope, as articulated by United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) resolution 5/14, includes the circular economy and elements  of the plastic life-cycle as vital elements for addressing plastic pollution and production. To address these issues, the Plastic Pollution Treaty should consider the  value of explicit and implicit inclusion of circular economy provisions so as to address the potential for technological growth and change.