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What are the global policy reviews?

To understand what makes plastic policy effective, 100 different policies that addressed plastic were identified. These policies included: 

Legally binding policies

  • bans on plastic bags
  • bans on single use plastic products (SUPPs)
  • taxes on plastic products
  • recycling regulations
  • extended producer accountability

Voluntary policies

  • industry commitments 
  • affirmative action
  • information instruments
  • plastic pacts

These policies were then reviewed against a set of criteria to establish what made them effective or ineffective. For more information see our Methods page.

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@DrSFletcher from @UoPPlastics: A #CircularEconomy is where the resources that we produce, once they've been used, they're then used again: they recirculate in the economy, time after time. ♻️

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Professor Steve Fletcher @DrSFletcher, Director of #RevolutionPlastics @portsmouthuni, has been announced as the Editor in Chief of @CambridgePrisms Plastics — a new academic #journal dedicated to finding solutions to #plasticpollution

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We're excited to announce @DrSFletcher is leading a new journal dedicated finding solutions to plastic pollution @CambridgePrisms @UoPPlastics https://bit.ly/3y0AIJ3