The Basel Plastics Amendments: The First Year Report Card | BRS COPs Side Event
13 Jun 2022
Venue: CICG | Room 14 & Online
Organization: Basel Action Network
Following the first full year of the new plastic waste listings being in force (2021), the Basel Action Network (BAN) provides statistical and anecdotal evidence from around the world on implementation and compliance, which was presented at this side event to the 2022 meetings of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS), organized with the support of the Geneva Environment Network.
About this Event
As Parties meet face-to-face for the first time since the historic April 2019 Conference of the Parties when new rules on plastic waste trade were adopted, it is time to take stock of whether these rules are working as intended to prevent the acute harm to the environment and communities from incomplete and harmful recycling operations, and in particular in weaker economies. One way to take stock is to examine the trade data from 2020 in comparison with 2021– the first year of experience when the amendments were in force.
Leading experts at this event presented and discussed efforts by Basel Parties to address the plastics crisis.
Sahabat Alam Malaysia, Malaysia
Yuyun Ismawati Drwiega
Nexus3 Foundation, Indonesia
BFFP, South Africa
In addition to the live and social media transmissions, the video of the event is available on this webpage.
Key messages from the event and quotes are available on our twitter account.
Jim Puckett @BaselAction presents the 2021 Report Card of the Basel #Plastics Agreements, revealing areas of concerns for efficiently tackling the plastic waste crisis at a global level
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— GENeva Environment Network (@GENetwork) June 13, 2022