Plastic Waste – OECD Report: “… Policies to Curb Leakage are Falling Short …”

A February 22, 2022 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) news release reports that “… The world is producing twice as much plastic waste as two decades ago, with the bulk of it ending up in landfill, incinerated or leaking into the environment, and only 9% successfully recycled, according to a new OECD report, “Global Plastics Outlook … [which] shows that as rising populations and incomes drive a relentless increase in the amount of plastic being used and thrown away, policies to curb its leakage into the environment are falling shortleakage of microplastics … are also a serious concern … Reducing pollution from plastics will require action, and international co-operation … The Outlook calls for greater use of instruments such as Extended Producer Responsibility schemes …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #Recycling @OECD