Tackling Plastic Pollution: Legislative Guide for the Regulation of Single Use Plastics

Year of Publication

2020

This report is a tool to help legislators and policymakers explore options for reducing the harmful impacts of single use plastic products by regulating their production and consumption, promoting alternatives and/or improving the management, recycling and final disposal of single-use plastic waste.

Source:

United Nations Environment Programme, World Resources Institute

Author(s):

Geography:

Global

Type:

Solutions, Strategy

Purpose of Measurement:

Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Policy

This report is a tool to help legislators and policymakers explore options for reducing the harmful impacts of single use plastic products by regulating their production and consumption, promoting alternatives and/or improving the management, recycling and final disposal of single-use plastic waste. The guide outlines the most used regulatory approaches and explains the main elements that legislators will need to consider when drafting legislation.