Existing plastic pollution

UN Plastic Treaty Recommendation

Existing plastic pollution

Prioritise the remediation of existing plastic pollution, including in the marine environment.

Reloop’s proposed text on existing plastic pollution addresses the urgent need to remediate and clean up areas affected by plastic emissions and releases, particularly in marine environments.

Priority should be given to measures with the highest impact on the environment and economy, as well as with a focus on areas causing significant pollution problems.

Stakeholder collaboration is key, drawing upon the expertise of various organisations to identify priority locations and develop effective mitigation plans, as well as maximising the potential of available resources.

Implementation of these measures will be supported by a dedicated fund, ensuring eligible recipients receive resources for implementation.

There must be transparency and accountability, requiring the listing of priority areas and actions taken in national plans.

The governing body will provide guidance to facilitate implementation, emphasising measures to minimise negative impacts on the environment, biodiversity, and human health.

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