The Role of Packaging Regulations and Standards in Driving the Circular Economy

Year of Publication

2019

This resource provides a comprehensive guide to policies and regulations around plastic packaging waste in the European Union, Japan and ASEAN countries.

Source:

United Nations Environment Programme

Author(s):

Geography:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Japan, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Type:

Strategy

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem, Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Policy

This resource provides a comprehensive guide to policies and regulations around plastic packaging waste in the European Union, Japan and ASEAN countries. By providing guidance on policies, including policy definition, policy administrators, key instruments, and enabling policies, the reader can understand how to implement policies along with gaps and the opportunities for additional work. The report analyzes the level of impact for each policy intervention (core, targeted, extended). Based on this landscape, the report highlights areas for future action in ASEAN countries.