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Plastics Treaty: Multi-stakeholder Forum INC-1

Punta del Este Convention and Exhibition Centre

Before the commencing of the 1st session of Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC), the Multi-stakeholder Forum INC-1 brings together stakeholders from across the plastics life cycle to share knowledge and information. This will assist the progress of the INC meetings to form "an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment" as […]

The Festival of Circular Economy


This online festival will see 23 countries coming together, including 60 speakers from all over the world discussing the opportunities and challenges of circular economies. Read details and buy tickets here.


Plastics Treaty: The 1st session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-1)

Punta del Este Convention and Exhibition Centre

INC-1 marks the beginning of two-year long negotiations to reach an international agreements to end plastic pollution, as intended in the UNEA-5.2 resolution 5/14. In this session, delegates from around the world will discuss potential elements and structure for the new plastics treaty, drawing from various currently active international agreements and the latest plastics science.

Webinar: How to Reduce the Impact of Plastics in Healthcare


This webinar is the first of two on the circular possibilities in plastics used by healthcare sectors. Although aimed at healthcare professionals, it offers insights on single-use and reuse plastics in healthcare applications. Speakers include: Prof Mahmood Bhutta, a Professor of Sustainable Healthcare from Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Nicola Wilson, a Lead Practice Educator, […]

Hybrid event: ‘A new global treaty on plastic pollution – updates from the front line’ with Andy Raine

Online & Oxford Martin School 34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford

In this free hybrid event, Andy Raine, Senior Legal Officer & Head of the International Environmental Law Unit in the Law Division, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), will be talking you through the history that lead to the Resolution 5/14 to develop a legally-binding international agreement to end plastic pollution, and the latest developments from […]


UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15/COP-MOP10/COP-MOP4)

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity Montreal

The aim of this conference is to officially adopt the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, of which the CBD Open-ended Working Group released a first draft back in July 2021.  The visions integrated in the framework are two-fold: "urgent policy action globally, regionally and nationally is required to transform economic, social and financial models so the trends that […]

Webinar: How to transform the plastic value chain?


Food for thought from the Lombard Odier Investment Managers’ (LOIM) Planetary Boundaries webinar series: "The ecological cost of plastic waste is well understood, but what about the myriad of possibilities that it offers? In making the plastic industry sustainable, innovations in production and recycling often grab the headlines, but with investment in infrastructure too, there […]

Global Treaty Dialogues for Plastics: Multi-Stakeholder INC-1 Digest


This series of Global Treaty Dialogues is run by the Ocean Plastics Leadership Network. Inviting stakeholders from any point of the value chain, government, informal waste sector, civil society, academia and waste management, these dialogues will shed light on how essential stakeholder engagement is for achieving systemic change and inclusion through the plastics treaty. This […]


Webinar: Plastics’ Impact on Human Health


"Plastic is a paradox. It is at once the signature material of our age and also one of the greatest environmental and health threats we now face. Its production drives climate change, releasing massive quantities of greenhouse gasses, and during its use and degradation it releases an uninterrupted flow of chemicals and microplastics. Plastics and […]

This week on our A Plastic Revolution students explored creative responses to plastic pollution looking at Dr Tom Sykes and Dr Louis Netter's Coast of Waste film and new Coast of Teeth research project

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Early bird tickets to the #PlasticsFuture 2023 Conference are available until 28th April

Join our mission-driven conference, aiming to inspire new solutions to end #PlasticPollution, share global research and innovation, and forge future collaborations.