[WWF] Community Generates Funds from Selling Recyclables through a Waste Bank Initiative

The separation of waste at source is supported through the provision of segregation bins to collect recyclable waste, which is sold to recyclers – this intervention generates income for the community from waste sorting. KEY SUCCESSES As of November 2023, the community has sold recyclable waste to the junk shop five times, totalling 1,195 kilograms […]

[WWF] The Plastic Waste Free School in Viet Nam

Students can become agents of behavior change towards the plastic waste problem. TARGET USERS: Educational Institution, Teacher, Student KEY CONSIDERATIONS: The exact implementation can be adapted to different school conditions and students’ attitudes towards the issue. Besides direct engagement and behaviour change aimed at students, a potential knock-on effect is that students and youths can influence their […]


Industry plays a crucial role in the global production and use of plastics and thereby is a key player in the effort to reduce plastic pollution.  TARGET USERS: Businesses, Industry, Government KEY CONSIDERATIONS: Business-led initiatives have long differentiated leaders in an industry, and can often lead to new industry standards and benchmarks that raise the bar for […]

Waste Wise Cities Challenge

The Changemaker City Challenge pairs cities in emerging economies with partner cities to support the development of waste management systems.  TARGET USERS: Individuals, Businesses, Industry, Government KEY CONSIDERATIONS: UN-Habitat’s Waste Wise Cities program has launched a challenge to clean-up and establish sustainable waste management programs in 20 cities around the world by 2022. MORE INFORMATION: Visit Waste Wise […]

Bye Bye Plastic Bag

Bye Bye Plastic Bags is a community engagement and educational movement driven by youth that advocates for no plastic bags.  TARGET USERS: Individuals, Businesses KEY CONSIDERATIONS: The campaign was launched in 2013, in Bali, and has since grown to 50 team sites with around the world. The teams raise public awareness by delivering school presentations and workshops, organizing beach clean-ups, […]

Youth-Led Initiatives

Youth-driven community engagement and education initiatives that advocate for no plastic in our world is a powerful means to creating consumer change.  TARGET USERS: Individuals, Businesses KEY CONSIDERATIONS: Youth-led organizations prove effective in raising awareness of the dangers of plastics to our environment by offering local community engagement workshops, organizing beach clean-ups, promoting plastic-free products, lobbying with local and national governments, […]

We Use

We Use is a reusable tableware rental and cleansing service for events in Hong Kong.   TARGET USERS: Individuals, Businesses KEY CONSIDERATIONS: Only operating in Hong Kong.  MORE INFORMATION: https://www.weuse.hk/ THE PROBLEM Events are a significant source of plastic pollution, as single-use plastics are commonly used for food and drink service. While some events provide plastic collection and sorting bins, with the […]

Public Awareness

Public awareness campaigns that engage and educate local communities on plastic waste can spur community action and affect consumer choices.  TARGET USERS: Individuals, Businesses, Industry, Government KEY CONSIDERATIONS: The aim is to increase public understanding and shape community perceptions on the dangers of plastic pollution and available solutions, thereby empowering more people and organizations to take action. MORE INFORMATION: https://www.plasticdisclosure.org/ THE PROBLEM Everyday, […]

Waste Worker Inclusion

Waste Worker Inclusion into the formal waste management system recognizes the value these workers bring to the local economy, particularly waste collection and recycling sectors, and supports their health and safety so they can sustain their livelihoods.  TARGET USERS: Individuals, Businesses, Industry, Government KEY CONSIDERATIONS: Today, there are an estimated 15 million waste pickers who remove 15-20% of […]

Research Assessment on the Attitudes and Motivations of Women in Waste

Studies on plastics and gender displayed three overarching concepts including women’s interlinked role with household care, their role in the plastics value chain, and perception of hazard in the waste sector. Environmental behaviors often serve as animpetus for determining green consumptionpractices (Zhao et al., 2021), with womenendorsing stronger pro-environmentalattitudes than men. Aruta (2021) observedthat women […]