In 2019 the Conference of the Parties decided to enhance
control of plastic waste by amending Annexes II, VIII and
IX to the Convention through the so-called Plastic Waste
Amendments, making the Convention the only global legally
binding instrument to specifically address plastic waste.
From 1 January 2021, 186 States and one regional economic
integration organization around the world are bound by the
amendments. The amendments clarify the categories of
plastic waste falling within the scope of the Convention and
with respect to which proposed transboundary movement
must take place in accordance with the PIC procedure.
From collection: Drowning in Plastics: Marine Litter and Plastic Waste Vital Graphics