Learn about Plastic Legislation Globally

Prime Minister of Aruba with eXXpedition crew

From taxes on plastic bags to banning the production or distribution of single-use plastic items, regulators at the city, county, state and national level have implemented regulations all around the world. Starboard has made a map tracking Plastic Legislation Globally to help encourage more law enforcement initiatives.

It is estimated that between one to fivetrillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year. Five trillion is almost 10 million plastic bags a minute.



  • Amazing resource to check progress tackling single-use plastic worldwide
  • Can help identify gaps where work can be done
  • Can be used as an educational resource


  • Requires input from the community to keep up to date - you can help by emailing in your info

Making a difference

127 countries now have some form of plastic regulation.

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution