United Nations Environment Programme and Azul Launch Report on the Environmental Justice Impacts of Plastic Pollution

 A new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Azul highlights the impact of plastic pollution on already vulnerable populations around the world, depriving them of their basic human rights, health, and well-being. The report, Neglected: Environmental Justice Impacts of Plastic Pollution, demonstrates how the entire life cycle of plastics -from source extraction to waste- disproportionately affects marginalized communities and poses obstacles to the full and timely achievement of the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs.)

Last updated on 31 March 2021