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Strenghtening international cooperation to tackle plastic pollution: options for the WTO

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This Global Governance Centre brief, written by GEG Senior Research Associate Carolyn Deere Birkbeck, provides a broad overview of the relevance of trade and trade policy to efforts to reduce plastic pollution and transform the global plastics economy. It concludes with a summary of options for trade-related cooperation on plastics that could make a concrete contribution to reducing plastic pollution and support the WTO’s sustainable development objective.