This report discusses different legislative approaches that governments can implement to curb the impact of plastic pollution. The approaches adopted should be a matrix of bans, economic and tax, solid waste management, extended producer responsibility, and other educational approaches that create incentives and disincentives that result in less single-use plastic being created and thrown away.
Pollution threatens the lives and livelihoods of billions of people around the world, particularly low-income communities and communities of color. Working with civil society organizations across six countries, WRI created new toolkit to support locally led efforts to secure the basic human right to a clean, healthy and safe environment.
The history of efforts to create global agreements and governance mechanisms on the environment has been uneven.