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Global Advocates Tell Plastics Treaty Delegates: Our Health is in Your Hands

Punta del Este, Uruguay – As delegates from countries globally head here for the first intergovernmental Plastics Treaty negotiations (INC1) this week, women leaders from IPEN’s worldwide network displayed a…

IPEN Urges BRS COPs Delegates to Follow the Science, Ban Dangerous Chemicals Without Exemptions

IPEN network groups say delegates should reject chemical recycling for plastic wastes– a polluting, unproven technology — and support clean non-combustion technologies for destroying POPs waste Stronger, more health-protective rules…

a worker sitting in front of a large pile of plastic e-waste
Toxic Plastic Chemical Found in Blood Samples of Thai Recycling Workers

At international meetings this week, Stockholm Convention delegates will decide on a global ban on the plastics chemical, Dechlorane Plus IPEN and its member groups from around the world call…

New Study Exposes Hidden Toxic Plastic Waste Trade

Contrary to current estimates, new research suggests that there is twice as much plastic waste exported to non-OECD countries Plastics are a mixture of fossil fuels and chemicals, and many…