Leaving no one behind: How a global instrument to end plastic pollution can enable a just transition for the people informally collecting and recovering waste

This report by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) and supported by IKHAPP, highlights the role of the more than 15 million people informally collecting and recovering solid waste globally to end plastic pollution. The report identifies that a just transition of the informal waste and recovery sector (IWRS) entails designing and promoting the transition towards the sustainable production and consumption of plastic in a way that is fair, inclusive, and equitable.