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Module 2: Plastic Waste Global Policies

Plastics Circular Economy E-learning Course

Module 2: Plastic Waste Global Policies

About this module

This presentation covers some global examples of policies to encourage circularity in production and consumption, and outlines the important role played by informal waste actors in waste management in Asian contexts.


18 min

Learning Objective

    -What types of policies can be applied to limit plastic production and/or consumption
    -Why the informal sector is an important actor in the circular econmy


    1. Unsustainable production and consumption of plastic is equally harmful for all people and countries in the world. True or false?

    2. UNEP’s 2022 resolution to end plastic pollution legally binds states to action. True or false?

    3. Recovery infrastructure is an essential component of EPR, in order for it to work effectively. True or false?

    4. Informal waste collectors will collect all types of plastic. True or false?

    5. Informal waste collectors can save municipalities money through their informal recycling activities. True or false?

    6. In Kenya the use of plastic bags can lead to imprisonment. True or false?


Module 2: Plastic Waste Global Policies
Senior Research Fellow
Stockholm Environmental institute
Module 2: Plastic Waste Global Policies

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Module 3: Circular Economy Workforce Building

Module 4: Circular design, technology and innovation

Module 6: Circular Economy Policy and Standards

Module 1: Introduction to the Plastics Circularity

Module 3: Plastics Life Cycle, Value & Supply Chain, and Impact

Module 5: Circular Supply Chain Management

Module 6: Public-Private Partnerships and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Building

Module 2: Financing the transition to Circular Economy

Module 4: Circular Business Models, Barriers & Enablers for Circular Economy

Module 5: Policy Implementation Mechanisms & Challenges and Consumer Behavior

Module 7: Circular Cities

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