A pathway to 85% less ocean plastic in the Maldives - Is your country next?

Year of Publication

2022

This article discusses the recently published, peer-reviewed study which shows the potential for Plastic Drawdown tool to be effective not only in the Maldives but everywhere in reducing plastic waste.

Source:

Common Seas

Author(s):

Geography:

Maldives

Type:

Measurement (System/Market/Tool)

Purpose of Measurement:

Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Policy, Climate, Material Flows, Oceans

This article discusses the recently published, peer-reviewed study which shows the potential for Plastic Drawdown tool to be effective not only in the Maldives but everywhere in reducing plastic waste. The study, co-authored with experts from Oxford University, Imperial College London, Eunomia and The Government of the Maldives, shows, in detail, how the Maldives Government used the Plastic Drawdown framework to develop an ambitious Plastic Phase Out Commitment, which was announced at United Nations General Assembly by the Maldives President. It also shows how this approach is replicable and accessible to all countries, especially to those where ambition to stop plastic pollution is high but a lack of resources and access to baseline data has prevented the development of an effective national strategy.