WWF Statement on U.S. Commitment to Support a Global Treaty on Plastic Pollution

In response to today’s announcement by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, committing U.S. support for a global agreement to combat plastic pollution, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the following statement from Erin Simon, head of plastic waste and business:

“As the plastic pollution crisis continues to suffocate our planet, there’s never been a more important time to show U.S. government support for a UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution. Secretary Blinken’s commitment sends a strong signal to global leaders that this is an urgent problem that can only be solved when everyone comes to the table.

“If we want to solve this crisis, we can’t wait. A coordinated and ambitious approach from governments, businesses and civil society that accelerates us toward a circular economy for plastics is exactly what we need, and what a global treaty at UNEA-5 can deliver.”