The Netherlands endorses G7 Ocean Plastics Charter

OTTAWA, October 25, 2018 - Recognizing that marine plastic litter is a global problem that requires global action, the Netherlands welcomes the Ocean Plastic Charter to take concrete and ambitious steps to address this issue.

Originally adopted first by Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the UK and the EU at the 2018 G7 Summit, the Ocean Plastics Charter called on governments, industry and the public to rethink their relationship with plastics. The Charter sets goals for a resource-efficient lifecycle management of plastics. It aims to prevent waste and ensure plastics are designed to be recovered so they can be reused or recycled. This is in line with the Netherlands’ and EU policies and with our ambitions to transition to a 100% circular economy.

The Netherlands will seek to stimulate innovation for sustainable solutions, technologies and alternatives across the lifecycle to enable consumers and businesses to change their behaviour.

Today, the Netherlands is happy to announce it will endorse the Charter and together with Canada, the G7, the EU and others to build towards a more resilient future for all.