Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Plastic Drawdown

Common Seas - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK)

Project, Understand and beat marine pollution

Plastic Drawdown (PD) is a proven rapid assessment tool to help countries develop an evidence-based policy response to ocean plastic pollution when data is limited.

We want to use PD to help 10 new countries understand their plastic waste flows, identify policy interventions, and announce evidence-based strategies that reflect their needs and have stakeholder support. PD was developed in consultation with 27 governments, resulting in a rapid, cost-effective, collaborative and user-friendly approach to support policy development, particularly in low and middle-income countries with limited data and a significant plastic problem. Our vision is to support ambitious but resource-constrained decision-makers to deliver effective national strategies that address the full life cycle of plastics with actions spanning the value chain, adapting our approach to meet country-specific requirements. We also want to disseminate the lessons learned from these 10 countries to support action elsewhere.

Start date: 01/01/2022
End date: 31/12/2031

Lead Contact: Ben Jack (