Harmonised System (HS) Subheadings for Plastic Substitutes The factsheet presents an illustrative list of substitute products for single-use plastics as well as the relevant feedstocks, used in their manufacture, together with the corresponding Harmonised System codes and product descriptions at the six-digit level.
East African Regional Workshop on Single-Use-Plastics This report is the a result of the workshop organised for the purpose of targeted training activities for legislators and environmental authorities in East Africa working plastic pollution. The workshop was organised by ALN Academy, the International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF) Group and the Flipflopi Project Foundation and facilitated by the United Nations
Enabling concerted multilateral action on plastic pollution and plastic substitutes This report acknowledges that for multiple parallel and inclusive responses within the United Nations and the multilateral trading system are needed to succeed in curbing plastic pollution. It argues that improvements in trade and domestic governance, including to promote plastic substitutes, alternatives and increased material
Material Substitution to Single-Use-Plastic in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Case studies from Bangladesh, Kenya and Nigeria This paper assesses the economic and technical feasibility of the production, deployment and scale-up of substitutes for single-use plastics (SUPs) in selected countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. A shift towards SUP substitutes could be one means
Market Assessment: Surfacing pollution mitigation solutions in East Africa Open Capital Advisors was appointed by SMEP to conduct a market assessment into possible pollution mitigation solutions in East Africa to support the SMEP procurement call [Piloting Technology solutions] by creating awareness of such solutions that could be implemented by manufacturers to meet SMEP’s key objectives
Journal Article: Mitigating Tannery Pollution in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia Published in: Journal of Developing Societies [Volume 38, Issue 3] Abstract The global leather market is worth more than $270 billion annually, and provides an important and accessible source of manufacturing exports for countries in the Global South. Leather is the source
Journal Article: Shifting to Circular Manufacturing in the Global South: Challenges and Pathways Published in: Journal of Developing Societies [Volume 38, Issue 3] Abstract As the Global South shifts towards increased manufacturing, the negative effects on climate change and environmental pollution raise serious concerns. These global effects are increasingly felt locally, as reflected in
Journal Article: Plastic Waste Mitigation Strategies: A Review of Lessons from Developing Countries Published in: The Journal of Developing Societies [Volume 38, Issue 3] Abstract Global plastics waste is an issue of ever-increasing urgency. Estimates suggest some 79% of plastic waste is dumped into the environment, where it is likely to have devastating effects on ecosystems and human