Plastic pollution is a worldwide environmental challenge. In coastal West Africa, about 80 percent of plastic waste is mismanaged, posing escalating challenges to people, the economy, and the coastal and marine environment.

As global plastic waste continues to grow, the global community is coalescing to reduce plastic waste. Some stakeholders are also exploring new options to use plastic waste as partial substitute for raw material.

This report examines the economic and business models needed to address the impacts of the plastics economy. The report proposes a systems change to address the causes of plastic pollution, combining reducing problematic and unnecessary plastic use with a market transformation towards circularity in plastics.

Global production has been linear, following a production-consumption-disposal approach resulting in increasing demand and production of all products, especially plastics.

The report provides state of knowledge on chemicals in plastics and based on compelling scientific evidence calls for urgent action to address chemicals in plastics as part of the global action on plastic pollution.

The Central Government vide notification dated 27th April, 2023 has issued the Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2023. The registration granted under this rule shall be changed only on the request of Producers, Importers & Brand owners, under the existing Extended Producer Responsibility registration.

With plastic pollution becoming a global crisis over the past few years, finding material alternatives and substitutes to plastic material has gained urgency. However, it is crucial to carefully consider the socio-environmental consequences of plastic substitutes.

This report aims to provide an overview of the information related to the plastics value chain in the ASEAN region.

Plastic waste negatively impacts ecosystems, public health, and local economies in Tanzania.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Hariom Singh Rana Vs State of Haryana dated 16/03/2023.

Grievance in the application is against illegal trade of polythene which is banned. Plastic waste which also includes hospital waste is brought to land at village Bajghera, Tehsil and District Gurugram which belongs to Municipal Corporation, Gurugram and is burnt, resulting in damage to environment.

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