Strategies for Reducing Plastic Pollution Providence

Each year, 32 million tons of plastic -- including a full one-third of packaging produced -- enter the environment with 8 million tons escaping into the world's oceans. The plastics industry is project a 400% increase in plastic production over the next 30 years, growing to an estimated 44% of crude oil demand growth by 2040. It is critical to reduce the market demand for these harmful materials through consumer education and government intervention. Regulatory actions have ranged from product bans, recycling mandates, financial incentives and everything in between being enacted at all level of governments from local (township/county/city) to national. Rationale for Action. The exponential g


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