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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.

Upcoming Events

What is your relationship with plastics?

Our enrichment module, A plastic Revolution continued this week, exploring the role plastics play in our society, how we as consumers use them and our attitudes and behaviours towards plastic packaging.

Join our #PlasticFutures conference this June!

The mission-driven conference will be an opportunity to share research and innovation across disciplines and communities and forge future collaborations to inspire new solutions to end plastic pollution.

http://www.port.ac.uk/plastics-future

Coastal city residents want to do more to reduce their single-use plastic waste and are trying to recycle more, but feel they can’t due to current infrastructure challenges and accessibility barriers they face 🧵⬇️ https://www.port.ac.uk/news-events-and-blogs/news/plastic-is-moving-quickly-from-our-shops-to-our-bins