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National Guidance for Plastic Pollution Hotspotting and Shaping Action

The attention on plastic pollution has intensified in recent years among national governments and the global community.

The ‘National Guidance for Plastic Pollution Hotspotting and Shaping Action’ (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Guidance’) aims to provide a structure for the methods of identifying plastic leakage ‘hotspots’, finding their impacts along the entire plastic value chain, and then prioritizing actions once these hotspots are identified.

Screenshot 2020 07 21 NGP pdfCo-developed by UNEP, IUCN and the Life Cycle Initiative, the Guidance sprung from our desire to address the challenge to define an effective strategy to address plastic pollution, in a systemic way. It is aimed at enabling countries, regions, or cities to take and use this structure, or framework, in their own environments.

Download report here: National Guidance for Plastic Pollution Hotspotting and Shaping Action

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