Towards a Global Plastics Treaty

Millions of people around the world have taken action to stop plastic pollution, and momentum is building! Soon, world leaders will gather to start negotiating a global plastics treaty—and we need to make sure it will be strong. The following briefing breaks down what would be needed for such a plastics treaty to succeed: it must be legally binding and address the entire life cycle of plastic.

San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala, ordered the prohibition of single-use straws and plastic bags, including polystyrene products. This case study features all the work done prior to the approval of the initiative.