In science and policy discussions around a possible future international agreement on plastic pollution at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2), it is important that the role of the informal recycling sector in contributing to plastic waste management is duly recognized. Towards this end, the first IKHAPP Policy Brief formulates seven recommendations ahead of the negotiations set to take place during UNEA 5.2. In it, we provide several recommendations for the preparation of such an agreement.
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[…]