Our planet is choking on plastic

Year of Publication

2022

This is an interactive source showing the brief information on global plastic pollution problem and strategies to tackle this issue.

Source:

United Nations Environment Programme

Author(s):

Geography:

Global

Type:

Primary Data, Strategy

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem, Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Climate, Oceans, Behavior Change

This interactive source shows brief information on the global plastic pollution problem and strategies to tackle this issue. The source highlights that plastic waste can persist in the environment for centuries. It also highlights that the governments, industry and other stakeholders are beginning to realise the problem and that they are starting to act. The source also recommends a few activities consumers can do individually to tackle the plastic pollution problem, including adopting a zero-waste lifestyle and being involved in the local beach or river clean up.