United Nations Environment Programme
Primary Data, Strategy
Purpose of Measurement:
Understanding the Problem, Solution Sets and Impact Potential
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.