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.
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
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
The Role of Exports in Manufacturing Pollution in Sub–Saharan Africa and South Asia. Towards a Better Trade-Environment Governance
The Role of Exports in Manufacturing Pollution in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Towards a Better Trade-Environment Governance The Sustainable Manufacturing and Environmental Pollution (SMEP) programme has been established by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Irelandand is implemented in partnership with United Nations Conference
UNCTAD and Instituto 17 created an interactive dashboard which combines economic, trade and product life-cycle analysis, to provide governments and industry actors with key export pollution data for manufacturing sectors in 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
A concise visual summary of the SEI baseline report’s findings for Sub-Saharan Africa (Senegal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana)