Where Is the Value in the Chain? Pathways out of Plastic Pollution

Year of Publication

2022

Based on new insights from accumulated experience with existing policies and presenting new analysis from two newly developed models to address key market and policy failures, the report shows that a comprehensive mix of coherent policy instruments is most effective to prevent plastic pollution.

Source:

World Bank

Author(s):

Delphine Arri, Grzegorz Peszko, Milagros Aime, Uju Dim, Jan Philipp Grotmann-Hoefling, Jian Xie

Geography:

Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Fiji, Italy, the state of Kerala in India, Malaysia, Morocco,
Rwanda, St. Lucia, and Tanzania, Mozambique, Nigeria, Vietnam, Indonesia

Type:

Measurement (System/Market/Tool), Measurement (Company/Product/Project), Strategy

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem, Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Policy, Material Flows, Capital Flows, Oceans, Climate

Based on new insights from accumulated experience with existing policies and presenting new analysis from two newly developed models to address key market and policy failures, the report Where Is the Value in the Chain? Pathways out of Plastic Pollution shows that a comprehensive mix of coherent policy instruments is most effective to prevent plastic pollution. In other words, policies should align incentives for multiple actors operating in the whole plastic life cycle to jointly contribute to sustainable solutions through voluntary market transactions. This can turn the value chain from linear to circular and reduce the volume of plastic waste.