The 2019 global pandemic and plastic pollution prevention measures: Playing catch-up

Year of Publication

2021

This article highlights that a high number of initiatives to fight plastic pollution were in place pre-COVID-19, but the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in halting many of these initiatives.

Source:

Science Direct

Author(s):

João Pintoda Costa

Geography:

Global

Type:

Primary Data, Strategy

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem, Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Policy, Climate, Oceans

This article highlights a high number of initiatives to fight plastic pollution were in place pre-COVID-19, but the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in halting many of these initiatives. This article analyses the halted, paused, cancelled or delayed regulatory instruments. It also stressed the need to implement the already devised and new, stricter regulations combating plastic pollution.