Heading Towards a Global Plastic Treaty?

There is significant support for a UN Treaty on plastic pollution with 161 countries supporting a new global agreement.1 This will be discussed at the next UN Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.2) at the end of this month. Click here to learn more about the treaty and here to learn who has, and more importantly, who has not supported the efforts so far.

To help readers examine different policy scenarios, we have developed a dashboard which allows users to input their own assumptions.

How to use the Plastic Treaty dashboard

  • The Plastic Treaty dashboard is split into two interactive tabs:
    The first lets the user explore per capita plastic consumption across developed and developing markets under a business as usual (BAU) scenario and when policies are implemented to reduce plastic consumption.
  • The second tab displays the same information for the two largest economies in the world – the US and China – which shows how plastic consumption could increase in both countries even when plastic reduction policies are enforced from 2025.