Sustainable Manufacturing and Environmental Pollution Programme

South Asia

Harmonised system (HS) Subheadings for Plastic Substitutes

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. 

Factsheet for Bangladesh: The role of exports in manufacturing pollution

Factsheet for Bangladesh: The role of exports in manufacturing pollution A lifecycle analysis of selected manufacturing exports from Bangladesh reveals various effects on the environmental and human health. The analysis shows the importance of the textile sector in all the impact categories, considering the cradle-to-gate and the gate-to-gate system boundary. The textile industry has been …

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Enabling concerted multilateral action on plastic pollution and plastics substitutes

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 …

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Journal Article: Mitigating Tannery Pollution in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

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 …

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Journal Article: Shifting to Circular Manufacturing in the Global South: Challenges and Pathways

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 …

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Journal Article: Plastic Waste Mitigation Strategies: A Review of Lessons from Developing Countries

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 …

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