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Trashed – a briefing paper on plastic waste trade in Asia Pacific


In the wake of UNEA 5.2, as global leaders work towards an international legally binding agreement to end plastic pollution, the issue of plastic waste trade is largely ignored. This briefing paper tackles the elephant in the room, with a focus on issues in Asia Pacific, to make a case for issuing stringent controls to protect weaker economies from plastic waste trade from developing countries.

Lead Organization: Break Free From Plastic

Author: Pui Yi WONG

Published on: June 2022

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Bioplastics


The global Plastics Treaty must focus on plastic reduction and reuse, instead of substituting a plastic single-use item for a bio-based, biodegradable, or compostable one.

Lead Organization: Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives

Author:

Published on: February 2022

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Extended Producer Responsibility


Extended producer responsibility (EPR) policies seek to improve the environmental and social performance of products by holding producers and brand owners accountable for the entire lifecycle of their products. The global plastics treaty must embed well-designed EPR policies in it, guiding producers to prioritize upstream solutions.

Lead Organization: Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives

Author:

Published on: February 2022

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Zero Waste Finance


A transition from a plastic-reliant economy toward a circular zero waste economy requires effective mobilization and allocation of financial resources. Public and private finance have distinct and intersecting roles to play in supporting and scaling up innovations for waste prevention, redesign, alternative delivery and reuse systems as well as improving existing waste collection and recycling systems.

Lead Organization: Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives

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Published on: February 2022

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Plastic Neutrality and Credit


The global plastics treaty provides an important opportunity to officially discourage or ban the use of plastic credits before they become widespread. Doing so would avoid the incredible amount of regulatory oversight needs —both in the private and public sectors— to organize and manage international plastic credit markets. The collective efforts could be better spent on reducing plastic production rapidly.

Lead Organization: Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives

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Published on: February 2022

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Waste Incineration and Burning Waste in Cement Kilns


Burning waste emits climate pollution and other toxic chemicals, and is the least energy efficient and most costly method of energy production. A plastics treaty must adopt a moratorium on new incinerators and encourage a roadmap to phase out all existing incinerators by 2030.

Lead Organization: Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives

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Published on: February 2022

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