The Life Cycle Initiative released the report on “National Guidance for Plastic Pollution Hotspotting and Shaping Action” and its associated modules and tools jointly with IUCN in 2020.

A tutorial is now also available on the Guidance website. This tutorial has been created to assist new users to getting started with the application of the Guidance. It aims to guide users step-by-step through the hotspotting assessment by following a linear workflow. Six accompanying video tutorials have also been developed to provide further instructions. The links to the relevant videos can be found in the relevant chapters of the tutorial document.

The methodology has been piloted by IUCN in Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Thailand, Viet Nam, Cyprus, Menorca (Spain), and Tanzania, with reports for each country pilot project. Based on the learnings from the pilots, the modules and tools of the Guidance are regularly updated. And the tutorial manual will be edited or updated accordingly if needed.