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IATA signs agreement aligned with UN Agenda 2030 on aviation sustainability challenges

Reducing single-use plastic products (SUPP) and improving circularity in the industry’s use of plastics is the initial focus of the partnership, as UNEP leads global efforts to develop a legally binding international instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment by the end of 2024. Making aircraft cabins more sustainable is a priority for airlines and their passengers. The complex and asymmetric regulatory environment, however, often poses an obstacle by impeding circular economy best practices. In the absence of a global approach, divergent regulations at both ends of a journey severely limit the actions that airlines can take. IATA advocates a streamlined, harmonized regulatory environment that allows for a reduction in plastic use and greater reuse and recycling of cabin waste. To that end, the partnership will intensify IATA’s engagement with UNEP to ensure that aviation’s unique challenges and opportunities are represented in the next legally binding international agreement to end plastic pollution. – https://aeroin.net/iata-assina-acordo-alinhado-com-a-agenda-2030-da-onu-para-desafios-de-sustentabilidade-na-aviacao/