Plastic waste on a beach

Here's how the WTO can help address plastic pollution

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This article, written by GEG Senior Research Associate Carolyn Deere Birkbeck, argues for cooperation among WTO Members on trade-related dimensions of plastic pollution and highlights a set of concrete options Members could pursue at the WTO to complement and bolster work underway in other international processes. To move such efforts forward, it proposes that like-minded Members advance an Initiative on Plastic Pollution at the 2020 Ministerial Consultation in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan.

You can read the full article on the WEF website.