08 Jun 2022 – 10 Jun 2022

Venue: CICG

Organization: Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions

The Plastics Forum is an umbrella event under the meetings of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS COPs) that addresses the global plastic waste crisis by showcasing success stories, building on best practices, and addressing persistent challenges, while factoring in the role of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions with regard to the implementation of plastic waste management.

About the Plastics Forum

The 3-days Plastics Forum included interactive panel debates, spotlight presentations, and booth exhibits, on the stage and exhibition area of CICG, as well as the Plastic is Forever hackathon and social media challenge, running alongside the standard BRS COPs schedule. On the nights of 10 and 11 June, participants and general public enjoyed the Plastic is Forever illuminations on the façade of the Palais des Nations!


The Plastics Forum programme of events is available online.

8 June

  • 13:1514:00 | Forum Stage | Opening of Plastics Forum & Launch of Plastic is Forever Social Media Challenge | BRS Secretariat
  • 13:15 – 14:45 | BRS COPS Side Event | Integrating gender equality and women’s leadership in chemical and waste policies and programs in Africa – Good practices and lessons learned | Women engage for a common future, CEJAD, AEEFG and Nexus3 Foundation, with BRS | Room B
  • 13:15 – 14:45 | BRS COPS Side Event | Putting in place the backbone for successful Implementation: Legislation and other regulatory measures | ICC | Room C
  • 14:00 -14:45 | Forum Stage | Plastic Myths – What Can We Do? | GRID-Arendal
  • 18:15 – 19:45 | Forum Stage | Plastics used in agriculture: policy solutions | FAO
  • 18:15 – 19:45 | BRS COPS Side Event | Basel Convention Plastic Waste Partnership: Foundation and Future Plastic Waste Partnership | Room 11-12
  • 18:15 – 19:45 | BRS COPS Side Event | Understanding the circular economy for chemicals in plastics – A focus on textiles and packaging | SCRC-Spain | Room 3

9 June

10 June


The objectives of the Forum are to:

  1. Further solidify the importance of the Conventions’ role in tackling plastic pollution;
  2. Build on the existing body of knowledge on best practices, successes and challenges, realized at the local, regional and global levels;
  3. Provide a platform for knowledge sharing, awareness raising of latest trends and technologies and opportunities to stimulate innovation;
  4. Create a hub for solutions to plastic pollution by connecting up-and-coming innovators to a wide audience of policymakers and experts;
  5. Spread awareness of the work of the Basel Convention Plastic Waste Partnership to broaden its membership base.

Geneva Environment Network @ Plastics Forum

Visit the Geneva Environment Network booth at the Plastics Forum and join the two side events co-organized with IPEN as part of the Geneva Beat Plastics Pollution Dialogues.

Plastic is Forever Social Media Challenge

The Plastics Forum is launching the “Plastic is Forever” social media challenge, aimed at informing and sensitizing youth about the importance of managing plastic waste in environmentally sound ways.

Join the challenge by scanning the QR codes below, and share us your videos through the BRS Instagram account (@brs.meas).