Legal Limits on Single-Use Plastics and Microplastics: A Global Review of National Laws and Regulations

United Nations Environment Programme (2018)

This report provides a global overview of national regulatory frameworks adopted by 192 countries to control plastic bags, single-use plastics and microplastics pollution through national laws. It provides a snapshot of the types of regulation currently existing for each stage of the plastic lifespan, from manufacture or production, to use, and finally disposal. It is intended for use as a reference for countries and other interested stakeholders seeking to understand the approaches currently being used to address plastic pollution.

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