The World Plastics Council (WPC) appreciates the opportunity to provide our perspective and recommendation on the Proposals to amend annexes II, VII, and IX of the Basel Convention to be considered at the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, to be held in Geneva on 3rd to 5th May.

Plastics have unique material properties which are essential to ensure a sustainable future society, for example by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and contributing towards climate change avoidance goals. The plastics industry is firm and united in its view that “end-oflife plastics” must not end up in the environment, and that the industry has a major role to play in delivering innovative, circular solutions. The scale and complexity of the challenge will require careful coordination among public and private sector stakeholders. It will also require a range of solutions which together create a cohesive and interdependent system to support sustainable consumption, improved products and delivery mechanisms, as well as waste policies and systems which incentivize efficient and well-managed collection and processing.

Read the WPC Norway Amendment Position Statement

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