When referring to any of the results of our analysis and/or its concept and design, please cite us accordingly:
Global Plastics Policy Centre (2022) March A., Salam, S., Evans, T., Hilton, J., Fletcher, S. (editors). Global Plastics Policy Review. Revolution Plastics, University of Portsmouth.
Antigua and Barbuda Litter Control and Prevention Act 2019 No. 3View the policy document
Key FindingsView the policy document
This policy focuses on takeaway single use plastic food containers, utensils, and other products made of expanded polystyrene used for selling, holding or providing food. There was a clear and logical plan stated initially that proposed a phased approach where plastic bags were banned initially in 2016, followed by several more items in 2017, and ultimately finishing in 2019.
There was also a lengthy consultation process with key stakeholders. The purpose and process of the ban was communicated clearly and consistently, which was key to its success.
Though there is limited evidence, this policy’s success was widely attributed to strong awareness raising activities and a focus on alternatives.
Through an analytical framework, we've reviewed over 100 plastic policies. These reviews determine the effectiveness of policies in reducing plastic pollution and we offer recommendations in light of this evidence, to enhance future policy making. You can find out more about our methods on our methods page.Methods