Microplastics – World Economic Forum: “microplastics are still lagging in terms of regulatory and corporate action

This is why microplastics should keep us up at night and what we can do about them” is the title of a March 8, 2023 World Economic Forum report https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2023/03/microplastics-how-we-can-tackle-them/ which advises that “… Macroplastic pollution has been catching global attention and mobilization but microplastics are still lagging in terms of regulatory and corporate action … With every new piece of scientific research, the scale and impact of plastic pollution become ever more glaring. We are eatingdrinking and breathing microplastics; they are raining down on us and are even found in breast milk and fed to our children … The impact plastic pollution has had on planetary and human health is, therefore, abundantly clear there is no sign that leakage rates are slowing … industries responsible for plastic production and its subsequent pollution seem not to have engaged in solving the problem … In addition to the regulatory route, we need to look at ways to reduce demand for plastic products, make available alternatives that are accessible economically and at scale and provide adequate waste and recycling facilities …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #MicroPlastics @wef