Closing the Loop: Innovative Partnerships with Informal Workers to Recover Plastic Waste, in an Inclusive Circular Economy Approach - Regional Policy Guide

Year of Publication

2019

This regional policy guide provides an overview of the current landscape of plastic waste initiatives. The guide covers the areas of technical solutions, policy, market-based and private actions, population education, regional cooperation and data.

Source:

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

Author(s):

Diane Archer

Nguyen Trang

Geography:

Afghanistan, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Fiji, France, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Island, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Kingdom, Ireland, United States, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam

Type:

Strategy

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem, Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Livelihoods, Policy

This regional policy guide provides an overview of the current landscape of plastic waste initiatives. The guide covers the areas of technical solutions, policy, market-based and private actions, population education, regional cooperation and data. The guide advocates for the integration of informal waste actors into the formal waste management system and recommends a set of priority initiatives. The guide also examines the intersection of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with plastic waste management, and provides an overview of the different types of plastic. The guide includes evidence from case studies in Bangkok, Thailand and Pune, India.

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