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A Toxics-Free Future


Rapport de la Campagne Nationale de gestion rationnelle des déchets plastiques et le commerce des déchets plastiques toxiques au Cameroun

Jeunes Volontaires pour l’Environnement has identified 14 facilities in Cameroon that currently handle plastic waste and have the potential to impact human health, especially waste workers, and Cameroon's sensitive environment. This national report seeks to provide information and support to consumers, manufacturers, distributers, regulatory authorities and the media about the inherent risks, hazards and associated impacts of plastic waste. The report recommends strengthening industrial regulation and compliance monitoring, ratifying the Basel Ban Amendment, educating society about the toxicity of plastic and demanding product redesign for circularity. While colonialist waste trade systems still operate, this is timely and important research work for African countries who face increasing pressures to accept plastic waste imports from OECD and other countries.

This project relates to Sustainable Development Goals 3, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, and 16.

Special thanks to IPEN's Francophone Africa Regional Coordinator Achille Ngakeng and IPEN's FA Regional Hub CREPD for their important contributions to the development and finalization of the project.

Report includes an English Executive Summary.

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