Policy Options to Eliminate Additional Marine Plastic Litter

PACE Partners IRP and UNEP are contributing to the following Calls to Action from the Circular Economy Action Agenda for Plastics

2. Incentivize and support product design for reuse and recycling of plastics 

1. Agree which plastics can be eliminated and prepare the market to phase them out 

5. Guide and support news business models for environmental, financial, and social triple-win 



The ‘think piece’ Policy Options to Eliminate Additional Marine Plastic Litter aims at outlining the possible policy options that can create the enabling conditions to achieve the system interventions to reduce plastic leakage to the ocean to 5 million tonnes by 2040, and move further towards net zero by 2050. It was commissioned by the G20 to support the achievement of the Osaka Blue Ocean Vision, which voluntarily commits G20 countries to “reduce additional pollution by marine plastic litter to zero by 2050 through a comprehensive life-cycle approach”.  



In July 2021, the results of the research have been published in the think piece by IRP and UNEP.