Winning the battle against plastic pollution with International Standards on World Environment Day

“Beat Plastic Pollution”, the theme of this year’s World Environment Day (5 June), is a call to action for all of us to come together to combat one of the great environmental challenges of our time.

Plastic is an important material in our economy and daily lives.

It has multiple functions that can help tackle a number of the challenges facing our society, be it packaging that ensures food safety and reduces food waste, light and innovate materials that lower fuel consumption, or bio-compatible plastics in medicine that save human lives.

On the other side, there is an urgent need to address the environmental problems that today cast a shadow over the use of end products. The million tonnes of plastic litter that find their way into our oceans are one of the most visible and alarming signs of these problems.

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