The United Nations Environmental Programme’s Life Cycle Initiative team is currently progressing single-use plastic products work (UNEA4/Res 9) leading up to UNEA5. As part of this activity, we are launching a webinar series running every Tuesday this October.
This webinar series will draw together a selection of case studies illustrating government responses to develop and implement policy on single-use plastic products pollution – with a particular interest in cases where life-cycle thinking has been used to help inform policy development. We will be sharing the results of the LCA meta-studies on single-use plastic products and their alternatives including on shopping bags, beverage cups, takeaway food packaging, beverage bottles, tableware, nappies, masks and feminine hygiene products. And, the authors of the recently published report, “20 Years of Government Responses to the Global Plastic Pollution Problem” from the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University will be presenting on their findings and recommendations.
Join us for this exciting series by registering at the links below. Part 1 and Part 2 of each series will draw on different country examples and meta-studies. And, there will be plenty of time for questions and discussion with all our speakers.
Webinar Series on Single-Use Plastic Products Policy (SUPP) Development and Learnings from Life Cycle Assessment
LCA studies on Beverage containers, tableware, nappies, feminine hygiene products; Duke University Report on 20 Years of Government Responses; Government policymaking case studies (e.g. New Zealand, United Kingdom).
LCA studies on shopping bags, beverage bottles, takeaway food packaging; Government policymaking case studies (e.g. Thailand)
LCA studies on beverage containers, tableware, nappies, feminine hygiene products; Duke University Report on 20 Years of Government Responses; Government policymaking case studies (e.g. Colombia)
LCA studies on shopping bags, beverage bottles, takeaway food packaging, UNEP Legislative Guide on the Regulation of SUPP; Government policymaking case studies (e.g. European Commission)
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