Tag: plastic pollution
Experts say that policymakers do not currently account for the impact plastics currently have on climate change and that the issue is flying under the radar.
"This assessment provides the strongest scientific argument to date for the urgency to act, and for collective action to protect and restore our oceans from source to sea."
We highlight just how widespread microplastic pollution is and the potential it has to influence climate on a global scale.
Compared with microplastics in the marine and terrestrial environments, the phenomenon of airborne microplastics is even less well understood.
"Serial offenders including Coca-Cola—which tops the leader board year on year as the worst offender—are still not taking responsibility."
“Relatively few young marine turtles survive their first year, so it is imperative that we reduce threats to ensure the long-term survival of these extraordinary species.”
“My motto is: there’s already so much plastic out there, why are we making more? There’s so much we can be pulling from. It’s already a resource; we just have to get it.”
“Phasing out unnecessary and problematic plastics will help reduce waste to landfill, improve our recycling system and encourage reusable or environmentally responsible alternatives.”