VICTORY! UN Decides to Control Global Plastic Waste Dumping

May 14, 2019

VICTORY! 187 countries have just taken major step forward in curbing the plastic waste trade by adding plastic to the Basel Convention in Geneva 

Countries now have the right to know about and refuse plastic exported to their shores. #breakfreefromplastic

“Controls on the plastic waste trade are much needed now to curb dumping of waste in the Global South. The inclusion of prior informed consent is a step towards addressing the issues of the plastic waste trade and pollution crisis. Recycling is not enough, we need to break free from plastic.” -Mageswari Sangaralingam from Sahabat Alam Malaysia/Friends of the Earth Malaysia

Read the joint Press Release here.