Amsterdam, Netherlands– WEBWIRE

8 out of 10 individuals support cutting plastic production exposed a brand-new Greenpeace International report ahead of the 4th Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC4) conference for a Global Plastics Treaty to be kept in Ottawa, Canada this month. The study which was carried out throughout 19 nations likewise shows frustrating public support for procedures focused on ending single-use plastics and promoting reuse-based services.

Secret findings consist of:

  • 82% of participants support cutting the production of plastic to stop plastic contamination.[1]
  • 80% of participants promote for safeguarding biodiversity and the environment by minimizing plastics production.[2]
  • 90% of participants back transitioning far from single-use plastic product packaging to multiple-use and refillable options.[3]
  • 75% of participants support a restriction on single-use plastic product packaging.[1]
  • 80% of participants reveal issue[1] about the health effects of plastic on their liked ones and 84% of moms and dads surveyed reveal issue about the health effects of plastic on their kids.[4]

Graham Forbes,Greenpeace Head of Delegation to the Global Plastics Treaty settlementsand Global Plastics Campaign Lead for Greenpeace USA,stated: The level of public assistance shown by this study sends out a clear message: the large bulk of individuals desire a Global Plastics Treaty that cuts plastic production and ends single usage plastic. It is time for world leaders to listen and increase to the celebration. They need to withstand the nonrenewable fuel source market and provide a strong and enthusiastic treaty that represents the will of individuals, or face substantial political effects.

The study exposes constant assistance for enthusiastic action on plastics throughout all nations, especially in the Global South areas where plastic contamination levels are significantly high. A strong bulk of individuals support these steps throughout all classifications, consisting of 60% of participants who supported the exemption of lobbyists from the nonrenewable fuel source and chemical markets from treaty settlements.

In numerous nations there is a substantial detach in between the level of public assistance for cutting plastic production and the position of their federal governments on the treaty. The Indian and Chinese federal governments oppose restricting the production of plastics, and the Brazilian federal government does not define its assistance for this procedure, compared to frustrating public assistance to cut production in China of 92%[1]89%[1] in Brazil, and 86%[1] in India.

Greenpeace is requiring that the Global Plastics Treaty cuts overall plastic production by a minimum of 75% by 2040 to safeguard biodiversity and guarantee that worldwide temperature levels remain listed below 1.5 C. Over 99% of plastic is made from nonrenewable fuel sources, and with production set to escalate, it is a considerable motorist of environment modification.

We just have 2 settlement conferences left the clock is ticking and we are either heading towards a treaty that will fix the worldwide plastics crisis or wind up with a weak treaty that will just let the world spiral towards catastrophe. We can not let the nonrenewable fuel source market determine the regards to how the world fixes an issue that theyve developed. This is a once-in-a-generation chance to resolve the plastics crisis lets not squander it, Forbes included.

Federal government ministers from 173 nations are set to collect at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Canada from April 23 to 29, 2024, for the INC4 conference to work out a lawfully binding Treaty. The last settlement conference will occur in Busan, South Korea in November 2024.

The INC3 conference in Nairobi, Kenya last November 2023ended in aggravationas low-ambition nations thwarted the settlements, with the talks ending without a required to produce an initial draft of the treaty. Rather, the conference saw the Zero Draft remodelled to include weaker alternatives, leading to a complicated file.



The research study was performed byCensuswidefrom a sample of 19,088 members of the general public in the UK, USA, Canada, India, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, Mexico, South Africa, Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, China, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Austria, and Norway. The information was gathered in between 16th 26th February 2024.

[1] Highly concur and Somewhat concur reactions combined

[2] Highly assistance and Somewhat assistance reactions integrated

[3] Necessary, Very crucial, and Fairly crucial actions integrated

[4] Really worried and Quite worried actions integrated

Complete Report Individuals vs. Plastic: Global Support for a Strong Plastics Treaty

Individuals vs. Plastic: Executive Summary

Greenpeace needs for a Global Plastics Treaty

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