WWF Statement: UNEA-5.2 Global Treaty on Plastic Pollution

In response to today's announcement by the UN Environment Assembly's (UNEA-5.2) decision to begin negotiations for a global treaty on plastic pollution, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the following statement from Nik Sekhran, chief conservation officer:

"We commend the United States delegation and the international community for their work to reach this historic agreement. As we strive toward securing a healthier future for people and the planet, today's decision sets us on an ambitious mission to solve our plastic pollution crisis and to achieve a strong circular economy.

"In the next two years, we must work to ensure this treaty reaches its full potential. We are committed to ending plastic pollution and to working with governments, businesses and civil society to meet the commitments laid out in this impressive framework."