A framework for selecting and designing policies to reduce marine plastic pollution in developing countries

Year of Publication

2020

This study uses an impact pathway framework to trace the flow of plastics through the socio-ecological system and identify the role of specific policy instruments in achieving behavioral changes to reduce marine plastic waste.

Source:

Elsevier

Author(s):

F. Alpizar, F. Carlsson, G. Lanza, B. Carney, R.C. Daniels, M. Jaime, T. Ho, Z. Nie, C. Salazar, B. Tibesigwa, S. Wahdera

Geography:

Tanzania, Vietnam, South Africa, India, Costa Rica, China, Chile

Type:

Strategy, Primary Data

Purpose of Measurement:

Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Policy

This study uses an impact pathway framework to trace the flow of plastics through the socio-ecological system and identify the role of specific policy instruments in achieving behavioral changes to reduce marine plastic waste. This work also produced a toolbox for finding a policy that is suitable for different countries. The authors use the impact pathway and toolbox to make country-specific recommendations that reflect the reality in each of the selected countries.