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A new treaty process offers hope to end plastic pollution

The development of a global legally binding treaty by the UN to end plastic pollution is underway. To be effective, the global treaty requires new levels of transparency, disclosure and cooperation to support evidence-based policymaking that avoids the fragmented and reactionary policies of the past.

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The authors have received funding from UNEP and the Flotilla Foundation for plastic policy research. The authors would like to thank the University of Portsmouth Revolution Plastics research initiative for supporting this work.

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March, A., Roberts, K.P. & Fletcher, S. A new treaty process offers hope to end plastic pollution. Nat Rev Earth Environ 3, 726–727 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43017-022-00361-1

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