Plastic Waste – Role of Nuclear Technologies in “Controlling Plastic Pollution” Explained

A September 28, 2022, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) news release https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/more-plastic-than-fish-by-2050-iaea-event-gathers-experts-working-together-to-save-marine-environments-from-plastic-pollution advises that “... Plastic pollution has become one of the major global environmental challenges of the century … By harnessing nuclear technologies, we can address challenges of plastic pollution both on land and in the ocean ... This was the message brought by experts at a meeting held today on the side-lines of the IAEA’s 66th General Conference. The event highlighted the impact of the IAEA’s initiative on Nuclear Technology for Controlling Plastic Pollution – NUTEC Plastics … The IAEA has developed strategic, four-staged approaches for nuclear solutions to plastic pollution within NUTEC Plastics … NUTEC Plastics upstream activities presently encompass both research and development activities for both plastic recycling and generation of eco-friendly plastics as well as technology transfer for establishing pilot scale plastic recycling plants …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #MicroPlastics @iaeaorg