It is reported that the "national action to end plastic pollution" will be officially launched on the second day after the world environment day on June 6, 2022. A kick-off meeting will be held and an online survey report on China's plastics will be released. The national action to end plastic pollution (hereinafter referred to as the "national action") is a national advocacy activity for the "full value chain model to control plastic pollution" project, initiated by the China Environmental Protection Federation and the joint working group on green recycled plastic supply chain, and supported by the global environment facility small grants program of the United Nations Development Programme, It aims to mobilize all stakeholders in the plastic value chain to pay attention to plastic pollution and propose innovative solutions.
The slogan of the national action is "don't drop plastic sleeves, embrace nature", including the kick-off meeting and the release of the baseline report, the plastic cycle map and the nationwide plastic reduction punch card. The relevant online interactive activities will last until June 30. The national action has been displayed on the UNEP stockholm+50 commemorative website as an associated event as part of the world environment day and the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Conference on the human environment. The national action kick-off meeting was scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. on the 6th. Representatives from the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Environment Programme and important stakeholders in the plastic value chain were invited to share their insights on plastic pollution control. The plastic baseline report released during the kick-off meeting will comprehensively display the cutting-edge information on plastic production, consumption, recycling and disposal in the world and China.
According to the report issued by the United Nations Environment Programme in 2021, the global cumulative production of plastic is about 9.2 billion tons from 1950 to 2017. It is expected that the global cumulative production of plastic will increase to 34 billion tons by 2050. At the same time, the amount of plastic waste is huge. It is estimated that by 2040, about 710million tons of plastic waste will be discarded into the natural environment every year. The increasing consumption of plastics corresponds to the increasing amount of plastic waste and the increasing pressure of plastic pollution control. In this context, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the innovative strategic project for plastic pollution control under the GEF small grants program at the end of 2021 to solicit systematic solutions to plastic pollution worldwide. After public request for proposals and level by level review and selection, the "full value chain model for plastic pollution control" project jointly designed by the China Environmental Protection Federation and the green recycled plastic supply chain joint working group (grpg) became the selected project of GEF China in April 2022.
"National action to end plastic pollution", as an important social advocacy activity of the project "managing plastic pollution in the full value chain mode", with the theme of "no plastic cover, embrace nature", mobilizes all stakeholders in the plastic value chain to pay attention to plastic pollution and put forward innovative solutions, and uses innovative ways such as "plastic cycle map" and "nationwide plastic reduction punch in" to show the progress of plastic production, consumption The whole chain of information and plastic reduction actions from recycling to disposal, while encouraging the public to supervise the plastic pollution control measures around them and expose their own plastic reduction actions, so as to integrate the concept of ending plastic pollution into all aspects of society.
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