Plastic Pollution: A Perspective on Matters Arising: Challenges and Opportunities

Year of Publication

2021

In this paper, dozens of reports on various aspects of plastic pollution assessment are collated and reviewed, and the impact of plastic pollution on both the living and nonliving components of the environment is discussed.

Source:

ACS Publications

Author(s):

Austine Ofondu Chinomso Iroegbu, Suprakas Sinha Ray, Vuyelwa Mbarane, João Carlos Bordado, José Paulo Sardinha

Geography:

Global

Type:

Primary Data

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem, Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Climate, Oceans, Policy

In this paper, dozens of reports on various aspects of plastic pollution assessment are collated and reviewed, and the impact of plastic pollution on both the living and nonliving components of the environment is discussed. Current challenges and factors hindering efforts to mitigate plastic pollution are identified to inform the presented recommendations while underscoring, for policymakers, stakeholders, and the scientific community, the exigency of finding sustainable solutions to plastic pollution that not only encompass existing challenges but also future threats presented by plastic pollution.