The global plastics treaty will have a big impact on the industry’s future, and in our June 13 Plastics in Politics Live, Steve Toloken talked in detail about the recent talks in Paris. Watch the full livestream below. There was consensus on the need to reduce waste, and that policy changes are needed to improve circularity. But some prickly questions remain unsettled, like banning “problematic” plastics, caps on virgin resin production, and the role of chemical recycling.
Toloken expects there will be “spirited discussions” in the coming months on those points, and that plastics industry officials will remain engaged in the talks.
Watch PlasticsNews.com for his series of podcast interviews with leaders who attended the talks.