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How plastic is threatening human rights
Fondation 18 October 2021

Plastic and human rights

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During our expeditions, we have witnessed the catastrophic consequences of plastics on human rights.

The report “Human Rights Implications of the Environmentally Sound Management and Disposal of Hazardous Materials and Wastes”, published in July 2021, for the United Nations General Assembly, rightly points out the adverse effects of plastics on our human rights.

Our rights to life, to adequate food, to the highest attainable standard of health, to equality and non-discrimination, to housing, to information, to water and sanitation, to a healthy environment, to redress and to civic participation, are impaired because of plastic pollution.

Nous devons repenser la façon dont le plastique est produit, utilisé et géré.

Pour aller plus loin, vous pouvez visionner la conférence sur les plastiques et les droits de l’homme, qui s’est tenue en septembre dernier, dans le cadre de la 48ème session du Conseil des droits de l’homme.

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