Actions by Member States to address single-use plastic products pollution and learnings from Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies on the impacts of single-use plastic products and their alternatives
1 October 2020

Webinar Series on Single Use Plastic Products and Learnings from LCA - October 2020

The United Nations Environmental Programme life cycle 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 developing and implementing 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, 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. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion with all our speakers.

 

Time

Registration Link

Examples of speakers/topics include:

Webinar Series A: Asia-Pacific + Africa/Europe/West Asia

Part 1

6          October

08:00GMT

bit.ly/SUPP1

 

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)

Part 2

20 October

08:00GMT

bit.ly/SUPP2

 

LCA studies on shopping bags, beverage bottles, takeaway food packaging; Government policymaking case studies (e.g. Thailand)

Webinar Series B: North America, Latin America and the Caribbean + Africa/Europe/West Asia

Part 1

13 October

14:00GMT

bit.ly/SUPP3

 

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)

Part 2

27 October

15:00GMT

bit.ly/SUPP4

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)

Contact for questions/further information: alison.watson@un.org

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Circularity, Lifecycle, Plastics