Global Plastic Policy Reviews

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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.

Canada: Strategy on Zero Plastic Waste

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Reviewed under framework: No - insufficient evidence
Key findings: Insufficient evidence to review

The focus of this policy is to achieve 100% reuse and recycling of plastics by 2030, a recycling content of 50% by 2030, and ban single use plastics and microbeads by 2020. There was insufficient evidence available to review this policy at the time of the assessment. This policy is too recent to measure a significant reduction in ocean plastics, but plausible attribution suggests this policy is likely to be effective due to the implementation of action by territories and provinces, ocean clean up programs, and availability of funding by the Government (Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, 2021; Waste 360, 2021).

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  • 2018

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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.

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