National Guidance for Plastic Pollution Hotspotting and Shaping Action

Year of Publication

2019

This presentation provides a framework to understand and reduce plastic leakage through identifying hotspots, prioritizing interventions, and selecting the instruments to implement interventions.

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Source:

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Author(s):

Geography:

Global, Cyprus, Kenya, Mauritius, Spain, Mozambique, Brazil, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam

Type:

Measurement (System/Market/Tool)

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem, Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Material Flows

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This presentation provides a framework to understand and reduce plastic leakage through identifying hotspots, prioritizing interventions, and selecting the instruments to implement interventions. The program, an economy-wide material flow analysis scheme for plastic, is currently in development and being tested in 10 locations: Cyprus, Kenya, Mauritius, Menorca, Mozambique, Brazil, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam. Hotspots are being analyzed based on region, value chain, sector, plastic polymer, and plastic application. The resource concludes with a matrix to evaluate the data quality underpinning decision making around targeted interventions.