Tackling plastic pollution: legislative guide for the regulation of single-use plastic products
Concerns about the environmental and social harm caused by plastic waste and pollution have led to a surge in laws and policies designed to control the production and use of single-use plastic products. The legislation that is currently being developed by countries and cities is not, however, always comprehensive or effective, and there is a lack of clear guidance on what should be included – guidance that governments will increasingly need. This guide was developed to support countries in addressing the environmental impacts of marine plastic litter and pollution from single-use plastic products. The guide aims to aid legislators and policymakers around the globe, including those without expertise in the subject, in understanding possible regulatory approaches and the elements that should be included when they draft legislation.