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Selection, Design and Implementation of Economic Instruments in the Solid Waste Management Sector in Kenya

The Case of Plastic Bags

  • Author: UNEP
  • Publication date: May 2006
  • Page count: 80
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 06.III.D.2

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This study identifies and reviews existing environmental policies in the waste sector in order to introduce economic incentives to reduce littering and emissions stemming from production, collection, transportation, and disposal of polythene bags. It offers a strategic assessment of existing market-based incentives, and proposes a combination of economic instruments and command and control policies including; banning, national code of practice, plastic bag levy, and consumer awareness and anti-littering campaigns to discourage excessive consumption.