End Plastic Pollution and Plastic Waste: Regulations and Collaboration

Sarah Maria Denta

    Publikation: Working paperForskning


    This article focus on regulation of plastic pollution. A global Plastic Treaty will be presented and supported by 175 UN Member States in 2024. The first United National Environment Assembly (UNEA 1) were held in 2014 and there, the Member States recognized for the first time the emerging global problem of marine plastic pollution and the parties agreed on the global emergence of the plastic problem.2 Since then, the Member States have been working towards binding regulation regarding plastic pollution. This article explain and analyses the long road for adoption a Plastic Treaty. The article argue that regulation will not be enough to reduce plastic pollution. Plastic Pollution is increasing fast and the world need innovative solutions to help fighting plastic pollution and the world need private parties to take responsible. Public-Private Partnership is partnership between public and private parties and is recognized for engender innovative solutions. The article concludes therefore, that one good way of supporting the coming Plastic Treaty is through Public-Private Partnership for the Climate.3

    The article starts with a brief introduction to plastic regulations and agreements in the EU and the UN regarding plastic pollution followed by section I, which elaborate on the adoption of ‘End plastic pollution: towards a legally binding instrument’.4 Section II analyzed UN´s Sustainable Development Goals in the light of Plastic Pollution and section III present and discuss public-private partnership generally with a focus on public-private partnership for the climate. Section IV is the conclusion on the article.
    UdgiverSSRN: Social Science Research Network
    Antal sider10
    StatusUdgivet - 6 dec. 2022
    NavnCBS LAW Research Paper


    • Plastic pollution
    • Plastic treaty
    • Public-private partnership
    • UN Sustainable Development Goals
    • Climate