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Eliminate and restrict problematic single-use plastic products and packaging with the High-Ambition Coalition to End Plastic Pollution

April 25, 2023 , 8:00 pm 9:00 pm EDT

Australia, in collaboration with Norway and Rwanda as the Co-Chairs of the Coalition, invite you to an INC side-event focused on how to eliminate and restrict problematic single-use plastic products and packaging with speakers from Government, Civil society and Business.

Programme:

Opening remarks from Cameron Colebatch, Director, International Plastics Policy Section, Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water, Australia (Moderator)

Panel discussion

– Dr Denise Hardesty, Principal Research Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia

– Lizzie Fuller, Principal, Global Plastics Treaty, Minderoo Foudation

– Alfred Ralifo, Policy Officer, WWF Pacific

– Andrea Volentras, Project Manager

– Pacific Ocean Litter Project, SPREP

– Halatoa Fua, Director, National Environment Service, Cook Islands

Q&A with panel

Background: The High Ambition Coalition is working towards an international treaty that will eliminate problematic plastics, polymers, and chemical additives, including through bans and restrictions. Plastic products, polymers and chemical additives are considered to be problematic where they are harmful to the environment or human health, impede material circularity, or have a high risk of leaking into the environment. This webinar provides an opportunity for Member States and stakeholders to discuss possible core obligations and control measures in the plastics treaty to eliminate and restrict problematic and unnecessary single-use plastic products and packaging.

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