Nine AGs Sent a Letter Urging the Department of State to Advocate for a Strong Global Plastics Treaty

New York Attorney General Letitia James led a coalition of nine attorneys general in sending a letter urging the Department of State to advocate for “an ambitious, comprehensive, and legally binding international agreement to end plastic pollution” at an upcoming session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Plastic Pollution. The AGs called on the State Department to advocate for a treaty that: addresses pollution at every stage of the plastic life cycle; considers how to reduce production, not just pollution, of plastic; has a specific focus on environmental justice; does not “endorse or rely on false solutions” such as recycling; and creates a body of scientific experts to implement the treaty.