Plastic waste pollution is a huge issue with many detrimental economic, environmental and social impacts. Many questions therefore exist in relation to its most effective governance. This blogpost covers some of the motivation for a Special Issue on the Governance of Plastics.
Property rights in waste – in essence who owns waste and how waste can be used – are a key consideration in how waste is conceived and treated. Yet, they are not consciously engaged with to promote reuse, recycling, or recovery of waste. This post covers how private property rights are currently being used to facilitate the looping of wastes in one particular case study in Sweden.