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.
Mauritius Environment Protection (Banning of Plastic Bags) RegulationsView the policy document
Key FindingsView the policy document
This policy bans the import, manufacture, sale or supply of plastic bags. This ban is regarded as unsuccessful due to insufficient engagement with the public before implementation, a short period of time between ban announcement and implementation, poor enforcement, and lengthy legal processes.
This ban was unable to prohibit usage of the banned bags and was unable to influence public behaviour change. The consumers preferred plastic bags over alternatives such as cloth bags and expressed the need for incentives for bringing their own bags.
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