At the resumed fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly in February 2022 a resolution was adopted to develop a legally binding instrument on plastic pollution with the ambition to complete the negotiations by the end of 2024.
The first session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC1) to develop an Internationally legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment, is taking place from November 28 to December 2 in Punta del Este, Uruguay. Opening statements were made by country and regional representatives. The Canadian representative highlighted Canada’s passing of regulations to ban specific single-use plastics and development of future regulations for recycled content in products and new labelling regulations. (Statement at 7:07:25 of day 1). Canada will host INC-4 in April 2024. Sessions can be accessed on the link above.