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Economic assessment of a potential ban on expanded polystyrene - EQ0124

Description
The UK Government’s 25 year plan has specific target for eliminating ‘avoidable’ plastics by the end of 2042 and a target for significantly reducing, and where possible preventing, all kinds of marine plastic.
Each of the UK devolved governments are presently considering a range of legislative and voluntary measures aimed at reducing the use of plastics. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) wanted to better understand the qualitative and quantitative economic, environmental and social impacts of a potential ban on expanded polystyrene in England.
Resource Futures was commissioned to undertake a preliminary assessment of the impacts of a ban on expanded polystyrene. This report shows the findings from that assessment.
Objective
An assessment of the economic, environmental and social impacts of a potential ban on expanded polystyrene
Project Documents
• EVID4 - Final project report : 3679 Defra Plastic Ban EPS food and beverage containers final v3 Defra   (2288k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2019

To: 2019

Contractor / Funded Organisations
Resource Futures Ltd
Keywords
Environment Litter              
Sustainable Consumption and Production