New report: ‘National Guidance for Plastic Pollution Hotspotting and Shaping Action’
UNEP, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the Life Cycle Initiative co-developed a ‘National Guidance for Plastic Pollution Hotspotting and Shaping Action’. The Guidance aims to provide a methodological framework for identifying plastic leakage ‘hotspots’, finding their impacts along the entire plastic value chain, and then prioritising actions once these hotspots are identified. It is aimed at enabling countries, regions, or cities to take and use this methodological framework in their own environments and establishing a baseline for benchmarking and tracking the progress of interventions.
The Guidance takes a holistic approach, covering major types of plastic polymers and products, as well as their leakage and impacts along the full value chain. This Guidance will contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG 12 which focuses on ensuring sustainable production and consumption patterns, and SDG 14 which aims to conserve and sustainably use the services of the oceans, seas and marine resources.
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