Single-use Plastic Levy

Single-use plastic levies place taxes on items like plastic bags, bottles and food packaging to deter their use. TARGET USERS: Individuals, Businesses, Government KEY CONSIDERATIONS: Price modulation that adjusts cost modelling by businesses or consumers seek to shift usage patterns. MORE INFORMATION: See UNEP Report, page 65  THE PROBLEM Single-use plastic products (SUPs) are used once, or for a short period of […]

Single-use Plastic Ban

Introducing market restrictions  – or ‘bans’ – is an effective method to stop single-use plastics from being placed on the market.  TARGET USERS: Government KEY CONSIDERATIONS: Government bans have been largely implemented at the city level to curb the consumption of single-use plastics. MORE INFORMATION: WWF Report THE PROBLEM Global consumption of plastics has increased more than 20 times in 50 […]

City Action Plan

A City Action Plan addresses a wide range of short and long-term measures, with the aim of preventing plastic from entering the environment, waterways, and ultimately, the ocean. TARGET USERS: Government KEY CONSIDERATIONS: A well-developed City Action Plan on plastic requires a holistic approach that identifies target problems, engages local stakeholders and implements solutions. MORE […]