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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.

Japan National Action Plan for Marine Plastic Litter

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

This policy focuses on prevention of littering and dumping and aims to improve collection. The plan is also heavily weighted towards substitution of plastic with marine biodegradable plastic and there is 1.83 billion yen to fund innovation in this area. Japan currently sends 61% of the plastic for recycling to other countries which distorts recycling percentages. The Plan incorporates initiatives, public clean-ups and separation at source. This plan is part of the G20 action on marine plastic and Osaka Blue Ocean Vision. Japan is helping a number of developing countries with plastic policy. There was insufficient evidence to review.

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  • 2019

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