We can't recycle our way to zero waste. More than 90 civil society organisations around the world and a growing number of countries have indicated early support for a treaty, focusing on prevention rather than recycling. Australia and New Zealand have not.

Dr. Trisia Farrelly, plastic waste researcher and co-director of Massey University’s Political Ecology Research Centre, recently attended the 4th session of the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya. Read her comments here.

Dr. Farrelly also recommends this article in The Conversation, media and news nonprofit website, explaining why we need a legally binding treaty to make plastic pollution history.