Dr.
Amila ABEYNAYAKA

Former Staff (from Aug 2021 - Jan 2024 )
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Science-Policy Interface for Plastic Pollution | Report Launch
The launch of the report "Science-Policy Interface for Plastic Pollution" by GRID-Arendal was organized within the framework of the Geneva Beat Plastic Pollution Dialogues, in the lead-up to the third session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the...
Fact Sheet
Author:
Trisia
Farrelly
Justin
Boucher
Many second Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Plastic Pollution (INC-2) delegates indicated that the scope of the treaty should include plastic alternatives and substitutes. However, there are no internationally agreed definitions of plastic alternatives nor plastic substitutes. Sound definitions will support fully informed treaty...
Presentation
Plastic Waste Management Training Program for Development Officers
Author:
Mohamed
Asmil
Ishanka
Wimalaweera
Arulanantham
Anburuvel
பிளாஸ்டிக் மாசுபாட்டை மதிப்பிடுவதற்கான பாரம்பரிய மற்றும் நவீன அனுகுமுறைகள் The synergy of tradition and innovation plays a crucial role in assessing plastic pollution, offering a comprehensive approach that combines the wisdom of established practices with the power of modern technologies. This approach is essential to effectively tackle the...
Commentary (Op. Ed)
Science
Author:
Bethanie Carney
Almroth
Miriam
Diamond
Trisia
Farrelly
Marina
Fernandez
Sedat
Gundogdu
Ibrahim
Issifu
Idun
Rognerud
Andreas
Schäffer
Martin
Scheringer
Patricia
Villarrubia-Gómez
Rufino
Varea
Penny
Vlahos
Martin
Wagner
Marlene
Ågerstrand
The United Nations identifies the drivers of the planetary crisis as climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution. Mitigation requires reliable science to inform decision-making. However, relevant research is often underutilized in policy planning and implementation because policy-making entities limit the ability of scientists to contribute to...
Briefing Note
Author:
Tharanga Liyana Arachchi
Prathini Samaradiwakara
Chathura Welivitiya
Nadeeka Amarasinghe
Dilshani Dinushika
Lahiru Maduranga,
Krishantha Buddhika Somaratne
Thakshila Kumari
Hansi Sadu Tharaka
Chamoth Teran
Reducing the use and promoting the environmentally sound management of single-use plastics in the tourism sector offers a great opportunity to tackle plastic pollution at the source. Similarly, addressing problematic plastics throughout tourism value chains can also drive a shift towards innovative and circular business models. In this context...
Non Peer-reviewed Article
Amila Abeynayaka (Policy Researcher on Sustainable Consumption and Production at the IGES) and Simon Høiberg Olsen (Senior Policy Researcher at the IGES) shed light on the limitations faced by countries in Asia and the Pacific in actively monitoring plastics and plastic-related chemicals – hampering the effectiveness of any future legally binding...
Presentation
SETAC Europe
Author:
Susanne
Brander
Roland
Hischier
Valentina
Pauna
A global agreement to end plastic pollution must be based on pertinent, multi-disciplinary knowledge. Considering the entire life cycle impacts of plastics and substitutes is essential to achieve sustainable solutions rather than shifting the burden. Hence, this process requires considerations of fossil-based and biobased feedstocks for plastic...
Presentation
Author:
Norihiro
Itsubo
The consideration of the full life cycle impacts of plastics (and substitutes) is mandatory to achieve sustainable solutions to end plastic pollution. This requires considerations of fossil-based and biobased feedstocks for plastic production, plastic chemicals and additives, plastic degradation pathways and intermediates, environmental impacts...
Policy Report
This report aims to provide an overview of the information related to the plastics value chain in the ASEAN region. It focuses on the availability of local and national data used for material flow analyses (MFAs) – instead of actual data content – as this information aims to be a stocktaking exercise towards building capacity in the area of data...
Briefing Note
Author:
Chathura Welivitiya
Nadeeka Amarasinghe
Dilshani Dinushika
Lahiru Maduranga
Krishantha Buddhika Somaratne
Thakshila Kumari
Hansi Sadu Tharaka
Chamoth Teran
Plastic pollution represents one of the most pressing environmental issues facing the planet today. This is largely due to the increasing mass production of single-use plastics (SUPs) including packaging materials and other items that are quickly outpacing the world’s ability to respond. Social, cultural and economic shift in addition to the...
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