Adverse Environmental Effects of Plastic

The proceedings of a National Academy of Sciences workshop, held May 9 and 10, 2019 in Washington, DC, titled "Closing the Loop on the Plastics Dilemma" have been published - The Initiative presented the following poster, titled "Why a Public Private Partnership is Necessary for the Discovery of New Food Packaging Materials" - The proceedings note that "... many of the characteristics that make plastics valuable also make them environmentally unfriendly. Although some plastics can be recycled, the vast majority are simply discarded. The rapid proliferation of plastics in the environment has led to an urgent need to reimagine how plastics are created, used, and managed ..." – #SingleUsePlastic#FoodPackaging #PlasticWaste #PlasticPackaging #MicroPlastic #NanoPlastic #Recycling