Cigarette Butts: Catalytic Initiatives to end plastic pollution
Country Laws on Plastic Bags, Plastic Straws & Plastic Foam Cups/Containers

Global Bans on the Plastic Pollution Trifecta are needed to effectively end plastic pollution of 4 of the top 10 items found in beach cleanups.

Countries with nationwide plastic bag ban or pledged end date: 151

Countries with nationwide plastic straw ban or pledged end date: 48 (includes 27 EU countries)

Countries with nationwide plastic foam container ban or pledged end date: 54 (includes 27 EU countries)

Information sources:

UN Environment Report (July 2018) and updated with news searches.

Detailed survey with links to references available here.


Catalytic Initiatives to Move from Awareness to Wide-Scale Action & Achievement