OECD Global Plastics Outlook Policy Scenarios to 2060 - Friday 3 June


30/05/2022 - The OECD will release key findings and projections from a new report on plastics use and pollution on Friday 3 June. The Global Plastics Outlook: Policy Scenarios to 2060 looks at how plastics use, waste and pollution will grow under a “business as usual” scenario compared with a scenario of ambitious global action. It examines the sources and impacts of plastic pollution and proposes policies to curb or even eliminate leakage into the environment.


The report builds on the release in February of Global Plastics Outlook: Economic Drivers, Environmental Impacts and Policy Options, which found that plastic waste has doubled in two decades, with most ending up in landfill, incinerated or leaking into the environment. Since that report, UN member states have pledged to negotiate a legally binding international agreement by 2024 to end plastic pollution.


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