Chevron Phillips Chemical VP says plastics treaty draft ignores circularity

Sept. 14, 2023
Benny Mermans, who also leads the World Plastics Council, commented on the proposal to eliminate plastic waste during the World Chemical Forum.
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A Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. executive said Sept. 13 he was disappointed by the first draft of the UN's global plastics pollution treaty because it prioritizes plastics production caps over circularity.

“If you want to address plastic waste, you got to work toward a circular economy,” said Benny Mermans, who serves as vice president of sustainability for Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. and CEO for the World Plastics Council.

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