BEST PRACTICES

Plastic Smart Cities are committed to implementing global Best Practices that prevent, minimize and manage plastic, both as a resource, and as a waste. We encourage you to explore our growing Best Practice catalogue below, and further contribute to the Plastic Smart Cities community by SUBMITTING your own Best Practices for consideration and inclusion.

Best Practices are categorized in six unique collections that are aligned with the internationally recognized Waste Hierarchy, with Prevention as a first priority placed at the top of the hierarchy, and with Disposal at the bottom of the hierarchy, considered only as a last resort. We also include Financial Instruments as a distinct collection in our catalogue given the unique value these policy related Best Practices have for Cities and Tourist Destinations, though many of these Best Practices are also included in other related collections.

EXPLORE BEST PRACTICES BY CATEGORY: FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS, PREVENTION, COLLECTION, REUSE, RECYCLING AND DISPOSAL.


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FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

Incentives for plastic prevention, reuse and recycling


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PREVENTION

AVOID AND MINIMIZE THE USE OF PLASTIC


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COLLECTION

COLLECT, SORT AND CONTAIN PLASTIC


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REUSE

Reuse to extend product and material life-cycles


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RECYCLING

UPCYCLE AND RECYCLE PLASTIC


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DISPOSAL

CONTAIN PLASTIC WASTE IN PURPOSE BUILT LANDFILLS