Government has to clearly define plastic types, uses etc. If there exists ambiguity in terminology, there can exist gaps for abuse.
Market Monitoring is established in order to control and to observe the market.
All single-use plastic need to be banned or the manufacturer need to be heavily taxed.
Regulate the production of plastic within the country and also the import of such products.
Global commitments are respected within the country and subsequent laws to be formulated.
The coastal areas of the country should be subjected to stringent regulations with regard to use of proper plastic waste management.
Encourage local solutions. Appreciate neighborhoods or municipalities where there is citizen concern or demand for improvement and help identify and assess positive experiences addressing solid waste management at the local level.
Invest in educating the next generation.
Redesign products, packaging, and delivery systems to eliminate the use of single-use plastic products and packaging.
Ban plastic microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products.
Impose bans on importing plastic waste to prevent the dumping of waste.
Mandate Extended Producer Responsibility.
Prohibit burning of plastic, whether in the open, in waste incinerators, in cement kilns, in plastic-to-fuel operations, in makeshift furnaces as fuel, or in landfill fires.
Improve managerial /political commitment towards minimizing plastic usage.
Promote voluntary reduction initiatives or plastic free zones, for example in schools, government offices, hospitals etc.
Introduce advanced mechanisms, HS codes to track waste plastic at the Ports.
Provide financial support/tax incentives for recycling plants to improve the longevity and competitiveness of this