EU, Indonesia, Policy and Regulation

Can new standards and credits tackle the legacy of plastic pollution?

Collected bottles at a landfill site in Ghana. Experts say communities in the global south often carry the heaviest burden of plastic leakage and pollution (Photo: Nipah Dennis/Bloomberg)

With low recycling rates and growth in primary production, experts are divided over whether plastic credits can help make the sector more sustainable, or if they will simply enable greenwashing

For decades, vast amounts of plastic waste collected in developed countries through recycling schemes have been shipped to developing countries ...

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