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.
Zimbabwe Statutory Instrument 84 of 2012 (Plastic Packaging and Plastic Bottles) (Amendment) Regulations, 2012 (No. 1)View the policy document
Key FindingsView the policy document
This policy focuses on the commercial distribution, manufacture and import of plastic packaging and bottles. This policy was widely regarded as a failure due to poor enforcement, limited stakeholder engagement, and confusing timelines with some anticipating its implementation in 2015, whilst others believed it was expected in 2017.
The ban was lifted for a few months in 2017 for businesses to explore alternatives.
(Reviewed in Jan 2022)
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
In light of our findings, we've created targeted guidance for Policy Makers, Citizens and Businesses.
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