Why PLASTEAX ?
What information can I find on PLASTEAX?
High-quality data modelled using the ‘National Guidance for Plastic Pollution Hotspotting and Shaping Action’ developed for UNEP and IUCN
What high-quality data is currently available?
Menorca is also available, please contact us for further details.
Countries for which high-quality data are in development (available in late 2021):
*Publicly funded data from IUCN and UNEP pilots, available for free
**Privately funded, available on a pay-per-access basis
Can I access the data for free?
Who is PLASTEAX for?
PLASTEAX data will help you understand the level of plastic pollution in your country / area, identify the waste mismanagement and plastic leakage hotspots and what is causing them, as well as suggesting solution pathways that you can translate into national waste reduction strategies.
By enabling to map the waste value chain, PLASTEAX data will help inform your waste management policies, targeting lower leakages and increased circularity of materials. It will help you to understand the causes of leakages and point to the most effective regulations. PLASTEAX will also enable you to monitor the effectiveness of specific interventions.
Be it for risk and opportunity assessment or (impact) investment ranking, PLASTEAX will bring you the necessary insight to inform your decision making based on high-quality data within any industry linked with plastic.
Assessing the impact of your product is the first step to your plastic / packaging / environmental impact strategy, including eco-design, waste management initiatives and development of value chain partnerships. It will help you assess in which market your product should be redesigned to lower your its impact, and where the hotspots are in your own value chain. PLASTEAX high-quality data will be key to an accurate impact assessment and mitigation strategy, as well as progress tracking and corporate goal development.
PLASTEAX will provide the necessary information and proof points in your efforts to raise awareness, influence regulations and advocate for or implement impactful actions.
PLASTEAX is based on methodologies developed by world-renown experts. Data provided in PLASTEAX can help researchers develop the next innovations or models as well as develop the curriculum responding to actual challenges.
PLASTEAX provides you with the highest-quality data needed to accurately assess your clients’ impact and translate that into strategic decision making mitigation strategies and communication roadmaps.
PLASTEAX supplies you with reliable information for investigative articles concerning one of the most pressing issues of our time. It offers data to inform the public on plastic waste, enabling you to use science to translate the current situation into actions for local citizens. it will also allow you to spot problematic situations such as leakage pathways which have not yet been addressed.
PLASTEAX enables you to see what happens with your plastic waste in your country; how much is collected, where your recycling ends up, and what the chances are that the plastic you use will end up as leakage in the environment. It will help you to adapt your behavior accordingly, spread the knowledge and confidently ask for better products and policies.
How can I trust the data shown on PLASTEAX?
Does PLASTEAX have a scientific committee in place?
What is the difference between generic data and high-quality data?
How often will data be updated?
We plan for multiple releases per year as the data becomes available for more countries, is updated and / or new functionalities are added in PLASTEAX.
Are microplastics covered in PLASTEAX ?
Who is behind the data used in PLASTEAX?
What is the long-term goal for PLASTEAX?
Making high-quality data available for all countries
Growing the network of stakeholders providing data, in a participative way
Setting up the best model to sustain high-quality feed with facilitated access to all stakeholders, ensuing yearly update of the data
Standardizing datasets to allow for more comparability and transparency in any type of footprinting and disclosure
Developing a governance that enables an international organization to host PLASTEAX and continue its development and use
How can I contribute to the PLASTEAX mission?
BUY DATA By purchasing PLASTEAX data you are provided with the highest-quality information on plastic waste currently on the market, while contributing to the development of missing datasets, so that data for all countries are made available.
PROVIDE DATA If you are in possession of primary data on plastic waste production, management and / or recycling in your country, we would be happy to assess their quality and integrate them in the model, using the "UN National guidance for plastic pollution hotspotting and shaping action". Feel free to reach out to us.
DONATE If you want to support research and data development, allowing more transparency on the plastic pollution topic, and allowing stakeholders working on resolving this issue to play their role in an optimum way, you can provide support by providing a monetary contribution via our webpage. Simply fill out the ‘support us’ form. PLASTEAX is hosted by EA, a non-for-profit mission-driven research consultancy, guaranteeing that no profit will be made from your donation.
Can I use PLASTEAX data to assess my circularity?
Yes, PLASTEAX provides information on the effective recycling of polymers or application put on a given market. This is key information needed to calculate your circularity. However, you will also need other information about the recycled content in your product, or number of reuse, which are not provided by PLASTEAX.