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SEI’s Diane Archer features in plastics circular economy e-learning course

This module on Plastic Waste Global Policies, presented by SEI Asia’s Senior Research Fellow, Diane Archer, covers some global examples of policies to encourage circularity in production and consumption, and outlines the important role played by informal waste actors in waste management in Asian contexts.

Published on 22 February 2023
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Module 2: Plastic Waste Global Policies

  • 18 min

Learning Objective

  • What types of policies can be applied to limit plastic production and/or consumption
  • Why the informal sector is an important actor in the circular econmy


  1. Unsustainable production and consumption of plastic is equally harmful for all people and countries in the world. True or false?
  2. UNEP’s 2022 resolution to end plastic pollution legally binds states to action. True or false?
  3. Recovery infrastructure is an essential component of EPR, in order for it to work effectively. True or false?
  4. Informal waste collectors will collect all types of plastic. True or false?
  5. Informal waste collectors can save municipalities money through their informal recycling activities. True or false?
  6. In Kenya the use of plastic bags can lead to imprisonment. True or false?

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Module 2: Plastic Waste Global Policies can be accessed below:

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Please visit Plastics Circularity: Challenges and Opportunities to access the full course.


Diane Archer

Senior Research Fellow

SEI Asia

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