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A solution package for plastic pollution – from measurement to action

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A solution package for plastic pollution – from measurement to action : insights from Eastern and Southern Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Mediterranean
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Knowledge gathered over the past four years in the IUCN Close the Plastic Tap programme is the basis of this publication. It presents a summary of methodologies, results, and key lessons learned from the use of the UNEP/IUCN National Guidance for Plastic Pollution Hotspotting and Shaping Action in Kenya, Menorca (Spain), Mozambique, Republic of Cyprus, South Africa, Thailand, United Republic of Tanzania, and Viet Nam. The key takeaway from this research is that there is a pressing need to use sciencebased plastic leakage assessments to drive policy and behavioural changes that will reduce plastic pollution. Furthermore, IUCN’s comprehensive methodology and tools provide a holistic package to build capacity for stakeholders to understand and manage marine plastic pollution.

Gland, Switzerland : IUCN, 2022
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xvi, 90p : ill., maps
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Including bibliographic references.


There are minor errors in the attribution in the publication, please note as follows:

- Page 13: is corrected to read: The team at Environmental Action (EA): Guillaume Billard, Julien Boucher, Alexandre Bouchet, Paola Paruta, Margherita Pucino, Melissa Zgola and at Quantis International: Anna Kounina, Laura Peano.

- Page 14: is corrected to read: We wish to acknowledge the technical expertise of the EA and the Quantis team members 

- Page 89: is is corrected to read: Increase business capacity for understanding plastic leakage along the value chain through tools such as EA, Quantis, and other partners who developed the Plastic Leak Project methodology.

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Record created: 2022/05/19
Record updated: 2022/10/12