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Leading plastics scientists call for inclusion of all chemicals in global plastics treaty

From 28 November to 2 December, an intergovernmental negotiating committee (INC) summoned by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) will start negotiations on an international treaty to end plastic pollution. However, 13 leading plastics scientists point out that the final agreement will be ineffective in addressing the full suite of problems posed by plastics unless negotiators include all relevant chemical issues associated with plastics across the life-cycle.