This short document summarises a base - line report conducted under the Closing the Loop Project. It provides a qualitative and quantitative analysis of plastic pollution in Danang in order to support the development of a city level action plan to reduce plastic pollution. The first part of the report quantifies plastic pollution in Da Nang, with detailed breakdowns of the types, sources, pathways and final destinations, or sinks, of plastic pollution. This helps to identify the specific policy goals unique to Da Nang to achieve reductions in plastic pollution. The second part of the report provides a qualitative analysis of the context around plastic pollution, including existing policies, key stakeholders and a capacity assessment. This information helps to determine how the city should design an action plan to achieve the policy goals. These sections combined provide the basis for the policy recommendations to consider in the development of the action plan. These are presented as a summary at the start of the report, with links to the evidence base.
This report was prepared by the United Nations Economic and Social Commissions for Asia Pacific (UN-ESCAP), Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), University of Leeds and International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), University of Da Nang and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in collaboration with the Department of Natural Resource and Environment (DONRE), Da Nang City under the support of the Government of Japan.