Interview: What’s next in the global fight against chemicals and waste pollution

Dr Rolph Payet, executive secretary for the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, speaks to ENDS about the impact of the covid crisis on international cooperation, the threat of ‘forever chemicals’ PFAS, and the prospect of a new treaty on plastic waste.

by Simon Pickstone
Dr Rolph Payet on a group approach to banning chemicals: “I think there will be cases where you can tackle a group of chemicals in one go.” Photo: BRS MEAS
Dr Rolph Payet on a group approach to banning chemicals: “I think there will be cases where you can tackle a group of chemicals in one go.” Photo: BRS MEAS

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