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Single-Use Plastics: A Roadmap for Sustainability

dc.contributorEconomy Divisionen_US
dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programmeen_US
dc.contributor.otherInternational Environmental Technology Centreen_US
dc.contributor.otherGiacovelli, Claudiaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialGlobalen_US
dc.coverage.spatialRwandaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialIrelanden_US
dc.coverage.spatialAustriaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialSouth Africaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialKenyaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialChinaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialBangladeshen_US
dc.coverage.spatialIndiaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialUnited States of Americaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialCosta Ricaen_US
dc.coverage.spatialLatin America and the Caribbeanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-04T11:06:59Z
dc.date.available2018-06-04T11:06:59Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11822/25496
dc.descriptionThe benefits of plastic are undeniable. The material is cheap, lightweight and easy to make. These qualities have led to a boom in the production of plastic over the past century. This trend will continue as global plastic production skyrockets over the next 10 to 15 years. We are already unable to cope with the amount of plastic waste we generate, unless we rethink the way we manufacture, use and manage plastics. Ultimately, tackling one of the biggest environmental scourges of our time will require governments to regulate, businesses to innovate and individuals to act. This paper sets out the latest thinking on how we can achieve this. It looks at what governments, businesses and individuals have achieved at national and sub-national levels to curb the consumption of single-use plastics. It offers lessons that may be useful for policymakers who are considering regulating the production and use of single-use plastics.en_US
dc.formatTexten_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.languageSpanish
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectPLASTICSen_US
dc.subjectPLASTIC PRODUCTSen_US
dc.subjectPLASTIC FOAMSen_US
dc.subjectCONSUMPTIONen_US
dc.subjectSOLID WASTE MANAGEMENTen_US
dc.subjectWASTE MANAGEMENTen_US
dc.subjectCASE STUDIESen_US
dc.subjectIRELANDen_US
dc.subjectRWANDAen_US
dc.subjectCHINAen_US
dc.subjectBANGLADESHen_US
dc.subjectINDIAen_US
dc.subjectUNITED STATESen_US
dc.subjectCOSTA RICAen_US
dc.subjectCARIBBEAN REGIONen_US
dc.subjectENVIRONMENTAL POLICYen_US
dc.subjectSUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTIONen_US
dc.titleSingle-Use Plastics: A Roadmap for Sustainabilityen_US
dc.title.alternativePlásticos De Un Solo Uso: Una hoja de ruta para la sostenibilidad
dc.typeReports and Booksen_US
wd.identifier.newreleaseYesen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communitiesen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Productionen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutionsen_US
wd.tagsPollutionen_US
wd.tagsSolid Wasteen_US
wd.tagsSustainable Developmenten_US
wd.topicsChemicals & wasteen_US
wd.identifier.pagesnumber90 p.en_US
wd.identifier.sdgiohttp://purl.unep.org/sdg/SDGIO_00000037
wd.identifier.sdgiohttp://purl.unep.org/sdg/SDGIO_00000045
wd.identifier.sdgiohttp://purl.unep.org/sdg/SDGIO_00000046
wd.identifier.sdgiohttp://purl.unep.org/sdg/SDGIO_00000050


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