Breaking the Plastic Wave: A Comprehensive Assessment of Pathways Towards Stopping Ocean Plastic Pollution

Year of Publication

2020

This report presents the work of The Pew Charitable Trusts and SYSTEMIQ, with guidance from a panel of 17 global experts, the University of Oxford, the University of Leeds, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and Common Seas. Findings are based on a model designed to quantify key plastic flows and stocks in the global plastic system, estimate the quantity of ocean plastic pollution expected under six scenarios between 2016 and 2040.

Source:

SYSTEMIQ and The Pew Charitable Trusts

Author(s):

Geography:

Global

Type:

Primary Data, Strategy

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem, Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Material Flows, Oceans

This report presents the work of The Pew Charitable Trusts and SYSTEMIQ, with guidance from a panel of 17 global experts, the University of Oxford, the University of Leeds, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and Common Seas. Findings are based on a model designed to quantify key plastic flows and stocks in the global plastic system. The model estimates the quantity of ocean plastic pollution expected under six scenarios between 2016 and 2040. This analysis also enables an evaluation of the potential solutions to the ocean plastic pollution crisis.

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