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.
Guyana Environmental Protection (Expanded Polystyrene Ban) Regulations, 2015 (No. 8 of 2015)View the policy document
Key FindingsView the policy document
Prohibits the importation, manufacture and sale of expanded polystyrene products and the sale, use or provision of expanded polystyrene containers by food service establishments. The policy promotes the use of biodegradable, recyclable and other environmentally-friendly containers for food products instead of expanded polystyrene. This policy failed due to poor communication with stakeholders and no government-led exploration of 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