SCP/RAC supports five Mediterranean countries in curbing single-use plastic waste

  • SCP/RAC provided technical assistance to the governments of Tunisia, Egypt and Lebanon on phasing out single-use plastic bags, and to Morocco and Algeria in implementing extended producer responsibility to plastic packaging.
  • Four national events were held to explain and enrich the results, as well as gaining engagement for the next steps of implementation.
  • This work allowed countries to fulfil their obligations in the implementation of the Barcelona Convention Regional Plan on Marine Litter Management in the Mediterranean.
  • The activities are framed within the Marine Litter Med project, funded by the EU.

SCP/RAC has worked over the last 3 years in providing support to non-EU countries in implementing measures against marine litter, particularly addressing single-use plastic bags and food and beverage packaging through extended producer responsibility (EPR). Through a consultation phase, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Algeria expressed willingness to receive support from SCP/RAC.

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published on 2020/03/16 11:00:00 GMT+0 last modified 2020-03-18T18:21:28+00:00