It’s time for a global agreement to end plastic waste.

Today (2 Sep 2021), the leaders of two of the world’s largest plastic makers – Dow Chairman and CEO Jim Fitterling and LyondellBasell CEO Bob Patel – called for a global agreement among nations to eliminate plastic waste in the environment, urging governments and stakeholders worldwide to press for a treaty resolution at upcoming United Nations meetings.

Jim and Bob participated in today’s Wall Street Journal special event “Getting There: A Global Agreement to End Plastic Waste.” They told the Journal’s Phillipa Leighton-Jones that plastic makers are committed and eager to increase constructive engagement with governments and other stakeholders to advance a circular economy, in which plastics are reused instead of discarded.

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