Sustainable Manufacturing and Environmental Pollution Programme

Plastic Pollution

SMEP Chapters: Tanzania, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya

SMEP Video Series: Tanzania, Kenya, Pakistan & Bangladesh View this series of videos produced by UNCTAD for the SMEP Programme to gain an understanding of the manufacturing and plastic pollution realities in these geographies. View YouTube video: Tanzania View YouTube video: Pakistan View YouTube video: Kenya View YouTube video: Bangladesh

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. 

East Africa Regional Workshop on Single Use Plastics

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 …

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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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Advanced wastewater treatment technology for the plastics recycling industry

This project is geared towards microplastic pollution mitigation through treating the wastewater produced through the plastic recycling process. That is, an innovative solution that will isolate and separate the pollutants from the water and ensure that the refuse is within the acceptable standards of purity that will not cause any bleak social and environmental impact once released.

Plastic Pollution. The pressing case for natural and environmentally friendly substitutes to plastics.

Plastic Pollution. The pressing case for natural and environmentally friendly substitutes to plastics. This UNCTAD publication shines a light on the implications of plastic pollution at all levels over the last few years, from individual consumers to national and international policy makers. Current trends are not in favor of reducing such pollution, on the contrary, …

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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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