The report looks at how Global Commitment signatories, which together account for more than 20% of the plastic packaging market, are faring against their 2025 targets to tackle plastic pollution at its source.
The document illustrates how reducing the plastic footprint, increasing the engagement of suppliers, working closer with waste service providers, and ensuring transparency on the actions taken can significantly contribute to a responsible COVID-19 recovery of the tourism sector.
The report provides a global mapping and assessment of standards, labels and claims on plastic packaging. It highlights good practices, areas where action should be taken, and recommendations for clearer and more effective consumer communication on plastic packaging.
The series of reports summarises knowledge about the environmental impact of single-use plastic products and alternatives that could potentially replace them. Each meta-analysis highlights the key advantages and disadvantages of alternatives and distils key messages for policymakers.
The guidance aims to provide a methodology for countries, regions, and cities to understand what kind of plastics are leaking into the environment, where they are leaking, and why the leakage happens, and then prioritise effective actions accordingly.
The report provides a comprehensive global mapping of plastic losses to the environment throughout the plastic value chain. This mapping covers plastic production and processing, use of plastics or plastic containing products, and disposal of the products.
The report takes stock of the extent of knowledge on plastics in the marine environment: key sources and locations of these plastics, and an analysis of the problematic products and polymers making up marine plastics and micro-plastics. It also summarizes existing policy responses.
The report identifies gaps to address marine plastics at each value chain stage and recommends actions to be taken in priority sectors by different stakeholders to achieve a circular economy for plastics at the global level.
The document provides an action-oriented strategy by identifying a core set of priority solutions to be implemented by targeted stakeholders under different time horizons, and at different geographical scales – to reduce the leakage of plastics into the environment and its associated impacts.
Part I of the Global Chemicals Outlook II presents existing and emerging economic and scientific knowledge and, where possible, trends regarding a range of topics of relevance for chemicals and waste management.