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PLASTICS MANAGEMENT INDEX

The Plastics Management Index measures, compares and contrasts the efforts made by a selection of 25 countries at different stages of development in their management of plastics, covering the entire lifecycle of plastic products. Its goal is to assess each country’s capacity to minimise plastics mismanagement or leakages across the plastics lifecycle, while promoting the optimal production and use of plastic as a resource. In so doing, it views the issue through the lens of policy, regulation and business practice, while also incorporating consumer actions and perspectives.

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Promiting responsible plastic production and consumption
Promiting safe and informed plastic usage
Plastic waste management
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Oversight of management process
Efficient collection and sorting channels
Infrastructure to enable recycling
Investment in capacity-building to ensure sustainability of systems
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National commitment through cooperation and adherence to international standards
National government-led approach to minimising plastic management
Private sector commitments on reduction and promoting responsible plastic use
Responsible consumer actions and perceptions
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Promiting responsible plastic production and consumption
Promiting safe and informed plastic usage
Plastic waste management
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GERMANY JAPAN
GOVERNANCE SCORE RANK SCORE RANK
Promiting responsible plastic production and consumption
Promiting safe and informed plastic usage
Plastic waste management
Operational enablers
SYSTEMIC CAPACITY
Oversight of management process 1 2 1 2
Efficient collection and sorting channels 1 2 1 2
Infrastructure to enable recycling 1 2 1 2
Investment in capacity-building to ensure sustainability of systems 1 2 1 2
STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT
National commitment through cooperation and adherence to international standards 1 2 1 2
National government-led approach to minimising plastic management 1 2 1 2
Private sector commitments on reduction and promoting responsible plastic use 1 2 1 2
Responsible consumer actions and perceptions 1 2 1 2
GERMANY JAPAN
SCORE RANK SCORE RANK
Promiting responsible plastic production and consumption 1 2 1 2
Promiting safe and informed plastic usage 1 2 1 2
Plastic waste management 1 2 1 2
Operational enablers 1 2 1 2

WHITEPAPER & DATA WORKBOOK

This report introduces the Plastics Management Index (PMI) and brings attention to growing global concerns around the use of plastic and highlighting how its management can be made sustainable.

PODCAST

The inaugural Plastics Management Index (PMI) was launched in early October. Naka Kondo, editor of the report, and Shreya Mukarji, manager of the index development, discuss findings of the PMI.

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