NO TIME TO WASTE: Insights into Single-Use Plastics Policy Developments from Around the World
The world is finally waking up to the plastic pollution crisis impacting our waters and marine life, as well as the food chain and public health. As the policy discord around single-use plastics (SUPs) continues to gain momentum on the global stage, new and more strict initiatives to reduce or in some cases eliminate the consumption and sale of SUPs are popping up daily. In “No Time To Waste” we will cover efforts by countries across the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific to lessen their environmental impact by restricting SUPs. We will be routinely updating this project with additional insights from the markets below as well as new contributors. From country-wide bans on plastic straws, bags, bottles, and more, to recycling programs and crackdowns on commercial and industrial polluters, one theme is ringing true: jump on the SUPs bandwagon now, because as far as our planet is concerned, there’s no time to waste.
The following white paper is a joint thought leadership project with contributions from our Interel offices and members of the Interel Global Partnership (IGP). The IGP is the world’s largest network of independent public affairs and government relations firms managed centrally by Interel from its offices in Washington, Brussels, and Beijing. Comprised of the leading firms in their respective markets, the IGP covers more than 70 markets worldwide in EMEA, the Americas, and AsiaPac. With its unparalleled reach and policy expertise, the IGP offers international organizations a full-range of public affairs, government relations and association support almost anywhere in the world.