Policy Effectiveness Assessment of Selected Tools for Addressing Marine Plastic Pollution: Extended Producer Responsibility in South Africa

Year of Publication

2020

This report contains an effectiveness analysis of the EPR measures contained in the EPR Notice and the EPR Regulations and is offered as a conceptual legal tool to address plastic leakage into the South
African marine environment.

Source:

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Author(s):

Geography:

South Africa

Type:

Data, Solutions

Purpose of Measurement:

Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Policy

This report contains an effectiveness analysis of the EPR measures contained in the EPR Notice and the EPR Regulations and is offered as a conceptual legal tool to address plastic leakage into the South
African marine environment. The analysis contains a broad overview and discussion of the measures with a particular focus on legal, policy and institutional reforms underway to support the inclusion and participation of the informal sector. The findings and recommendations are observational and made with the caveats that EPR is still under development in South Africa and discussions of the application and potential further amendment of the EPR Notice and the EPR Regulations continue unabated.