Author(s): Meert et al.Journal/Publishers: Waste ManagementYear: 2021
Glossary of Database Fields
Throughout the inventory, we use certain terms to describe the entries in each database.
Peer-reviewed literature is evaluated by professionals in similar competencies before being published in a scientific or legal journal.
Grey (non peer-reviewed) literature is published through a university, intergovernmental organization, nonprofit organization, or other institution. It may undergo a peer-review process but does not have to in order to be published.
Data associated with this publication is considered primary if it is the original source, e.g. the authors collected and assessed data as a part of their methods.
Data associated with this publication is considered secondary if this publication is not the original source of data, e.g. the data is drawn from external resources. This means there may be limited information and uncertainty regarding methods used to collect and assess the results.
Trade-relevant: According to our review, this policy has been notified to the World Trade Organization’s Environmental Database as a measure intended to address plastic pollution.