Policy Effectiveness assessment of selected tools for addressing marine plastic pollution. Extended Producer Responsibility in Kenya

Year of Publication

2020

This report analyses the effectiveness of EPR as a possible legal tool to address plastic leakage into
the marine environment in Kenya.

Source:

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Author(s):

Opondo Gerphas

Geography:

Kenya

Type:

Data, Solutions

Purpose of Measurement:

Solution Sets and Impact Potential, Assurances

Impact theme(s):

Policy

This report analyses the effectiveness of EPR as a possible legal tool to address plastic leakage into
the marine environment in Kenya. The report entails a four-level analysis: the instrumental level which
examines how EPR could be expressed and implemented through national and sub-national legal
instruments and regulatory frameworks; the institutional level which examines the possible
organizational structures for implementation of the EPR system in Kenya; the behavioral level which
examines how EPR mechanisms could affect the behavior of various stakeholders such as
government institutions, businesses and the private sector, consumers, and others; and, finally, the
outcome level which examines potential outcomes of implementing an EPR scheme for plastic
products and packaging in Kenya.