Addressing Single-Use Plastic Products Pollution using a Life-Cycle Approach

Year of Publication

2021

The report summarizes the key conclusions on the environmental performance of eight different single-use plastic products compared to their alternatives

Source:

United Nations Environment Programme

Author(s):

Geography:

Global

Type:

Case Study, Solutions

Purpose of Measurement:

Solution Sets and Impact Potential, Understanding the Problem

Impact theme(s):

Material Flows, Policy

The report summarizes the key conclusions on the environmental performance of eight different single-use plastic products compared to their alternatives. It also includes an overview of policy actions and instruments that many member states have utilized in addressing single-use plastic products (SUPP) pollution. Further, to understand the national-level actions implemented to tackle SUPP pollution, the report delves deep into case studies from 10 countries.