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COBSEA CSIRO Marine Litter Monitoring Methods Handbook Part II

Added on: March 2023 Published on: 2023

Country: Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam Language: English, Khmer, Malay, Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese

Theme: Marine Litter Monitoring Resource Type: Training Material

The Marine Litter Monitoring Methods Handbook provides information to participants in COBSEA participating countries about the different monitoring approaches that are taken in international marine litter monitoring programmes. The objective of this handbook is to provide a menu of options that have been rolled out at national and multinational/regional scales to monitor marine litter, to provide guidance on best practices in marine litter monitoring approaches for regional-scale marine litter monitoring. Part II of the handbook provides guidance on preparation and application of marine litter monitoring survey methods including on coastlines, inland, at rivers, and sea surface.

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COBSEA CSIRO Marine Litter Monitoring Methods Handbook Part I

Added on: March 2023 Published on: 2023

Country: Regional Language: English

Theme: Marine Litter Monitoring Resource Type: Training Material

The Marine Debris Monitoring Methods Handbook, Part 1 (this handbook) seeks to provide information to participants in COBSEA participating countries about the different monitoring approaches that are taken in international marine litter monitoring programs. The objective of this handbook is to provide a menu of options that have been rolled out at national and multinational/regional scales to monitor marine litter, to provide guidance on best-practice in marine litter monitoring approaches for regional-scale marine litter monitoring.

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A Qualitative Study on Risks and Opportunities of Plastic Credit Financing Instruments Being Introduced into the Informal Waste Management Sector – Executive Summary Document. Working Paper

Added on: March 2023 Published on: 2022

Country: Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam Language: English

Theme: Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), Informal Sector Resource Type: Research & Assessments, Case Study

This study aims to bridge existing research gaps and bring to light a better understanding of the potential risks and opportunities associated with the introduction of plastic credits to the informal waste management sector in South-East Asia. The study’s regional focus is constituted namely by Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

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A Qualitative Study on Risks and Opportunities of Plastic Credit Financing Instruments Being Introduced into the Informal Waste Management Sector – Working Paper

Added on: March 2023 Published on: 2022

Country: Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam Language: English

Theme: Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), Informal Sector Resource Type: Research & Assessments, Case Study

This study aims to bridge existing research gaps and bring to light a better understanding of the potential risks and opportunities associated with the introduction of plastic credits to the informal waste management sector in South-East Asia. The study’s regional focus is constituted namely by Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

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Teaching fisherman how to fish: Reviving an industry and dealing with plastic

Added on: December 2021 Published on: 2021

Country: Language: English

Theme: Plastic Circularity Resource Type: Case Study

This case study demonstrates market-based solutions towards “less plastic wasted”, exemplary solutions for transformational changes in the way plastic is managed in the value supply chain. Circular Economy approaches, including business incentives for plastic reduction...

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Addressing Marine Litter in the Philippines: A National Source Inventory (NSI) Approach

Added on: February 2023 Published on: 2022

Country: Philippines Language: English

Theme: Marine Litter Monitoring Resource Type: Research & Assessments

This report was developed as part of SEA circular – Reducing marine litter by addressing the management of the plastic value chain in South-East Asia’ a project jointly implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA), with funding from the...

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Case study: Iloilo City, Circular solutions for plastic pollution: City-university collaboration for plastic-free cities

Added on: February 2023 Published on: 2022

Country: Philippines Language: English

Theme: Plastic Circularity Resource Type: Case Study

Mismanaged plastic waste continues to pose a challenge in developing countries such as the Philippines. The mismanagement of plastic waste is also the result of the limited recycling infrastructure available to support higher levels of plastic waste in the country. In terms of policy and governance, the country has a solid waste management...

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Case study: Plastic bank, Circular solutions for plastic pollution Sustainable and ethical collection infrastructure for plastic waste

Added on: February 2023 Published on: 2022

Country: Global, Regional Language: English

Theme: Plastic Circularity Resource Type: Case Study

This good practice case study is part of a series of knowledge products developed by the SEA circular project to showcase exemplary market-based solutions that bring about transformational changes in the way plastic is managed in the value chain. Only about nine per cent of this plastic waste being produced globally ends up being...

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Case study: Envirotech, Circular solutions for plastic pollution Fostering collaboration for upcycling and circularity in the Philippines

Added on: February 2023 Published on: 2022

Country: Philippines Language: English

Theme: Plastic Circularity Resource Type: Case Study

This good practice case study is part of a series of knowledge products developed by the SEA circular project to showcase exemplary market-based solutions that bring about transformational changes in the way plastic is managed in the value chain. The Philippines is the third largest contributor of plastic pollution, with an estimated 0.75...

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Case study: Trash Lucky, Circular solutions for plastic pollution An incentive model for behaviour change in managing plastic waste

Added on: February 2023 Published on: 2022

Country: Thailand Language: English

Theme: Plastic Circularity Resource Type: Case Study

This good practice case study is part of a series of knowledge products developed by the SEA circular project to showcase exemplary market-based solutions that bring about transformational changes in the way plastic is managed in the value chain. One of the countries challenged by marine plastic litter is Thailand – the sixth biggest contributor of marine plastic litter worldwide. Thailand is challenged by its low rate of...

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Business, Human Rights, and the Environment: Overcoming the Plastics Challenge: A Checklist for State Institutions and Government Officials

Added on: February 2023 Published on: 2022

Country: Regional Language: English

Theme: Human Rights & Gender Equality Resource Type: Training Material

This Checklist illustrates practical steps that state or government institutions and officials can take to implement a human rights-based approach to the plastics pollution challenge...

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Business, Human Rights, and the Environment: Overcoming the Plastics Challenge: A Checklist for Civil Society

Added on: February 2023 Published on: 2022

Country: Regional Language: English

Theme: Human Rights & Gender Equality Resource Type: Training Material

This Checklist illustrates practical steps that civil society members can take to advocate for a human rights-based approach to the plastics pollution challenge...

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Business, Human Rights, and the Environment: Overcoming the Plastics Challenge – A Checklist for Responsible Business Plastic Action

Added on: February 2023 Published on: 2022

Country: Regional Language: English

Theme: Human Rights & Gender Equality Resource Type: Training Material

This Checklist for Responsible Business Plastic Action illustrates practical steps that business enterprises can take to implement a human rights-based approach to the plastics pollution challenge...

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PPT: Module 3: Business, Human Rights, and the Environment: Overcoming the Plastics Challenge

Added on: February 2023 Published on: 2022

Country: Regional Language: English

Theme: Human Rights & Gender Equality Resource Type: Training Material

The primary learning objective of module 3 is to introduce learners to business and human rights frameworks, focusing on the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights and related tools. The module explores how a BHR approach to the plastics cycle that is grounded in a human rights and environment framework can...

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PPT: Module 2: Business, Human Rights, and the Environment: Overcoming the Plastics Challenge

Added on: February 2023 Published on: 2022

Country: Regional Language: English

Theme: Human Rights & Gender Equality Resource Type: Training Material

The primary learning objective of module 2 is to introduce learners to the three key elements of the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, and to explore how a human rights and environment framework can apply to each of the stages of the plastics cycle...

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PPT: Module 1: Business, Human Rights, and the Environment: Overcoming the Plastics Challenge

Added on: February 2023 Published on: 2022

Country: Regional Language: English

Theme: Human Rights & Gender Equality Resource Type: Training Material

The primary learning objective of module 1 is to introduce learners to the human rights impacts of each stage of the linear fossil fuel dependent plastics cycle. The module also briefly explains what a human rights-based approach is, how it relates to the right...

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Business, Human Rights and the Environment in South-East Asia: Overcoming the Plastics Challenge Policy Training Resource

Added on: February 2023 Published on: 2022

Country: Regional Language: English

Theme: Human Rights & Gender Equality Resource Type: Training Material

The trainings on Business, Human Rights and the Environment: Overcoming the Plastics Challenge are designed to build the capacity of actors in South-East Asia to support a human rights-based and gender equality approach to responsible business plastics action. The overarching aim of the trainings is to enable businesses and...

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Plastics, human rights, and business responsibilities – Issue Brief August 2022

Added on: February 2023 Published on: 2022

Country: Regional Language: English

Theme: Human Rights & Gender Equality Resource Type: Training Material

A human rights-based approach informed by international human rights law to prevent and manage plastic pollution at each stage of the plastics lifecycle can build the capacity of those with the power to act responsibly in the face of the plastics challenge—governments and businesses. This issue brief...

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Plastics Toolbox, Business, Human Rights, and the Environment

Added on: February 2023 Published on: 2022

Country: Regional Language: English

Theme: Human Rights & Gender Equality Resource Type: Training Material

Plastic pollution contributes to violations of many internationally recognized human rights including the rights to life, the highest attainable standard of health, a healthy environment, housing, water and sanitation, and adequate food. While the plastics crisis is a global issue, its impacts are disproportionately felt by certain populations...

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Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Law of the Philippines: A White Paper

Added on: February 2023 Published on: 2022

Country: Philippines Language: English

Theme: Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Resource Type: Research & Assessments

EPR is an environmental policy approach that encourages plastic waste reduction through (1) the elimination of unnecessary plastic packaging of products; (2) the development of more environmentally friendly and recyclable packaging design; and (3) the recovery of plastic packaging from the trash...

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Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Law, Toolkits for the Philippines, Toolkit 4: The EPR System, Civil Society, and General Public

Added on: February 2023 Published on: 2022

Country: Philippines Language: English

Theme: Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Resource Type: Case Study

This toolkit aims to communicate the EPR law and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR). WWF developed four toolkits, each catering to a specific stakeholder—i.e., policymakers, businesses, civil society organizations, and waste management...

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Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Law, Toolkits for the Philippines, Toolkit 3: The EPR System and Waste Management Sector

Added on: February 2023 Published on: 2022

Country: Philippines Language: English

Theme: Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Resource Type: Case Study

This toolkit aims to communicate the EPR law and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR). WWF developed four toolkits, each catering to a specific stakeholder - i.e. policymakers, businesses, civil society organizations, and waste management operators. Among the toolkits that were developed, this EPR...

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Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Law, Toolkits for the Philippines, Toolkit 2: The EPR System and Business Sector

Added on: February 2023 Published on: 2022

Country: Philippines Language: English

Theme: Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Resource Type: Case Study

This toolkit aims to communicate the EPR law and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR). WWF developed four toolkits, each catering to a specific stakeholder—i.e., policymakers, businesses, civil society organizations, and waste management operators. Among the toolkits that were developed, EPR Toolkit 2 aims...

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Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Law, Toolkits for the Philippines, Toolkit 1: The EPR System and Policy Landscape

Added on: February 2023 Published on: 2022

Country: Philippines Language: English

Theme: Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Resource Type: Case Study

This toolkit aims to communicate the EPR law and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR). WWF developed four toolkits, each catering to a specific stakeholder—i.e., policymakers, businesses, civil society organizations, and waste management operators. Among the toolkits that were developed, EPR Toolkit...

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Plastic Material Flow and Value Chain Analysis (Thailand)

Added on: October 2022 Published on: Archived

Country: Thailand Language: English

Theme: Plastic Circularity Resource Type: Research & Assessments

This report was developed as part of the SEA circular project – Reducing marine litter by addressing the management of the plastic value chain in South-East Asia – implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA)...

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