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.
Fiji Environment and Climate Adaptation Levy (Plastic Bags) RegulationsView the policy document
Key FindingsView the policy document
This policy imposed a levy of 10 cents (USD 0.05) on plastic bags at point of sale, increasing to 20 cents (USD 0.10) in 2018 . This policy had limited effectiveness, mostly attributed to administrative difficulty to track policy efficacy. However, this policy preceded a plastic bag ban which was deemed successful, contributing to this policy’s success against the analytical framework.
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