Strategies to Reduce the Global Carbon Footprint of Plastics

Year of Publication

2019

This articles provides a global assessment of the life cycle of greenhouse gas emissions from all plastics.

Source:

Nature Climate Change

Author(s):

Jiajia Zheng

Sangwon Suh

Geography:

Global

Type:

Primary Data

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem, Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Material Flows, Climate, Policy, Capital Flows, Behavior Change

This articles provides a global assessment of the life cycle of greenhouse gas emissions from all plastics. Emissions assessments are disaggregated by life-cycle stage and plastic type. The article also evaluates four strategies for reducing plastic's carbon footprint.