The Health and Environmental Impacts of Single-Use Plastic
Read about some of the stories and people who’ve come together through the Plastic Pollution Coalition, a global alliance with members in 60 countries on 6 continents. They've gathered businesses, NGOs, scientists, artists, policymakers, surfers, chefs, and people just like you to solve this urgent global crisis. With Single-Use Plastics Explained, this article asked experts from across the globe to share the belief that despite the sheer mass of plastic entering our oceans, plastic pollution is a problem we can solve. They provide insights on the presence of toxic chemicals in single-use plastic food packaging, on how microplastics impact our food chain, and on the deployment of successful Zero Waste systems in the Global South. They share a multitude of innovations, from refill systems using the “milkman” model to alternative products made from paper, wood, algae, glass, and stainless steel.
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