Downloads:Seven Plastics Policies for SIDS
Common Seas partners with Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to help them significantly reduce their plastic consumption and pollution.
We focus our support on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), which steward 30% of the world’s ocean, including many of our most precious and vulnerable ecosystems.
Plastic pollution affects Small Island Developing States disproportionately. They produce almost no plastic and, due to their remoteness, recycling is often unviable. With small land areas and existing landfill sites approaching capacity, SIDS need solutions that turn off the tap to plastic pollution.
Common Seas uses a combination of tools and technical expertise to support decision-makers to gather data, calculate baseline, set targets and design a plan to stop plastic pollution.
This work is built on Plastic Drawdown, a unique rapid-assessment tool we developed in consultation with 24 governments, more than half of whom were SIDS.
The Plastic Drawdown methodology is endorsed by the United Nations and was published in the Global Environmental Change Journal.
Our step-by-step Plastic Drawdown tool will help you to:
Drawing from the analysis provided by Plastic Drawdown, our team will work with you to:
Measuring and reporting on plastics emissions is critical to solving the plastic crisis.
We’re helping Paros become the first single-use plastic waste-free island in the Mediterranean. By delivering a success story here, we are showcasing a methodology that could work anywhere.
Supported by evidence from our Plastic Drawdown programme, the President of the Maldives announced a total phase-out of single-use plastics by 2023. We provide technical assistance and demonstrate the impact of policy to support this ambitious strategy.
Together with our partners, we are cleaning up the Brantas River, transforming it into a source of healthy drinking water for the millions of people living along its banks. The Brantas is one of the most polluted rivers in the world. About 50% of the plastic waste currently in and entering the Brantas is single-use diapers. Our local team is therefore initially focusing on stopping the flow of single-use diapers into the river in a way that brings widespread and long-lasting social and economic benefits to the region.