19 Jun 2019 Blogpost

Styrofoam and Plastic bag bans in the Caribbean - Interactive Map

Plastic pollution is one of the most relevant and important issues of our time. Plastic has gradually become a part of our everyday life, but this is no longer tenable. The traditional linear production, use and disposal model for conventional plastics is ecologically unsustainable and has caused adverse and unacceptable environmental harm.

UN Environment CEP created an interactive map on the status of bans that can be updated periodically. Through this interactive tool, Contracting Parties to the Cartagena Convention will be able to monitor their efforts to comply with the Protocol on Land-Based Sources of Pollution. The map will also allow countries to provide updates on national policies and regulatory measures and evaluate their effectiveness to address the importation, use and disposal of plastics and Styrofoam products.