Plastics and Circular Economy: Community Solutions

Global Environment Facility  
Policy Initiative: Circular Economy
15. July 2019

This publication captures the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grant Programme's (SGP) experiences and lessons learned on plastics management, spanning not only the area of chemical and waste management, but also international waters and biodiversity conservation. The projects focus on implementing a circular economy either through recycling, reducing and reusing plastics for new products, influencing consumer use and behaviour, or developing better waste collection and management practices at the community level. Some of these initiatives have also been scaled up in partnership with government and private sector. The 10 cases included in this publication show that local communities and grassroots solutions are already contributing to the implementation of the circular economy concept by providing circular solutions to plastic waste problems through community-based actions to “reduce, reuse and recycle” plastics, known as “3Rs”.

Global Environment Facility | Plastics and Circular Economy: Community Solutions

EPF | Economic Policy Forum

EPF | Economic Policy Forum