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UN Plastics Treaty Should Mandate Protection of Human Rights and Health

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image A boy sits on a bicycle in front of a plastic recycling facility in Adana, Turkey. © 2021 Human Rights Watch Next week in Ottawa, countries will reconvene to continue negotiations on an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution. A revised draft of the treaty published by the United Nations Environment Programme on December 28, 2023, contains certain positive measures to reduce plastic production. However, it lacks the necessary provisions to protect human rights and health from the impacts of plastic pollution, especially for frontline communities…

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