Plastic Pollution Litigation

Year of Publication

2021

This article evaluates recent litigation involving plastic pollution.

Source:

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Author(s):

Sarah J. Morath, Samantha Hamilton, Amanda Thompson

Geography:

Global

Type:

Strategy, Primary Data

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem

Impact theme(s):

Policy

This article evaluates recent litigation involving plastic pollution. Given that legislative action on plastic pollution has stalled, advocates are using the judicial system to hold polluters accountable. Analysis suggests that plastic pollution litigation, which is in its infancy, might offer a promising avenue for addressing our plastic problem.