"The U.S. is the world’s largest exporter of plastics, mostly to developing nations. And this has created a global crisis of waste in countries in South and Central Asia as well as South America and Africa."
“Really the surest solution to dealing with the problem of plastics and climate is to reduce plastic production, to keep the fossil fuels in the ground, to move towards eliminating the use of single-use plastics and non-essential plastics.”
"This is a crucial first step towards stopping the use of developing countries as a dumping ground for the world's plastic waste, especially those coming from rich nations."
"They're a brand new [type of] pollution, but there's so much of it and it's increasing so fast that it's something we really need to start learning about."
"It's time for Nestlé to really take some responsibility for the magnitude of its contribution to the problem."
What if we’d listened to the researchers who first warned us about plastic pollution in the 1970s?
"Hundreds of thousands of whales, dolphins, seals and turtles are killed by ocean plastic pollution every year, including single-use plastics and abandoned plastic gear from the fishing industry."
"Single use plastics should never be built to last, they should be designed to disappear."
"The only way we are going to tackle this crisis is by pressuring corporations and governments to move away from throwaway plastics for good, and toward systems of reuse."