Pinovo is delighted that the problem of #Microplastics is firmly “on the Agenda” this week in Nairobi at INC-3 - the third round of negotiations of the proposed #UNPlasticsTreaty.
Quick reminder 💡 - the Resolution approving the start of negotiations of the Treaty included, for the first time, Microplastics in the definition of Plastic Pollution.
Since then, thanks 🙏 to the efforts of different parties including The Pew Charitable Trusts, Ocean Conservancy and the Business For A Plastics Treaty (which Pinovo was an early member of), Microplastics have been included in the “Zero Draft” of the proposed Treaty.
The issue of Intentional Microplastics (found in cosmetics, toothpaste, etc.) has been dealt with in the Zero Draft. However, the much bigger #Environmentaland #Ocean problem of Secondary (Unintentional) Microplastics i.e. Emissions from Paint, Tyres, Textiles and Pellets, needs a lot more work.
Ocean Conservancy is hosting a Side Event in Nairobi tomorrow morning where experts in this area including Anja Malawi Brandon, PhD and Gunhild Bødtker from NORCE Norwegian Research Centre and Co-Leader of NAMC (North Atlantic Microplastics Centre) will highlight this issue.
All of this is timely, given the recently published EU Commission brochure “EU Action against Microplastics”, confirming the scale of Microplastic Pollution, and that Paint is the primary source of Secondary Microplastics - see link to the Commission's brochure 👉 https://lnkd.in/ewxpzCmj.
Pinovo is working hard to shine a light 🔦 , not only on the problem of Microplastic Emissions, but also the readily available solutions, like Pinovo's. We look forward to working with both our customers in the marine and industrial worlds, and also the paint industry (as proposed by the EU Commission).
We call on
👉 the Paint Industry to educate its customers about the risks of mismanaged Paint, and also the solutions,
👉 Paint Users to adopt measures to stop Paint Microplastic Pollution
Why? Because #PaintIsPlastic