Global Plastics Policy Centre Submission for the Second Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee

Steve Fletcher*, Antaya Lauren Alexandra March, Laura Nieminen, Stephanie Northen, Judith Hilton, Cressida Bowyer, Keiron Roberts

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This submission presents independent and evidence-based research findings from the University of Portsmouth's Global Plastics Policy Centre relevant to the international legally binding instrument to end plastic pollution (the ‘instrument’, hereafter). Our submission draws from four projects:) a review of 100 policies, instruments, industry-led initiatives, voluntary commitments and citizen campaigns covering the lifecycle of plastics. This study used a new plastics policy evaluation framework to identify factors that inhibit or enhance policy effectiveness. See the report for a detailed methodology and findings (; 2) A review of the plastic policy landscape in Southeast Asia as part of the UNEP CounterMEASURE II programme) a global analysis of policy options to deliver the G20 Osaka Blue Ocean Vision) a global analysis of reuse policy and practice based on interviews with networks, organisations, and businesses involved in implementing reuse systems. This has provided an evidence base of the current global reuse landscape from the perspective of different market sectors, and environmental and socio-economic contexts. All of the research presented in this submission has received appropriate ethical approval. The research itself was supported by funding from the Flotilla Foundation, G20, and UNEP.


ConferenceSecond session of Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution
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