Plastic Waste – How Plastic Pollution could be Reduced by 80 per cent by 2040

On May 16, 2023, the United Nations Environment Programme released a report “… ahead of a second round of negotiations in Paris on a global agreement to beat plastic pollution …” and – According the news release: “… Plastic pollution could reduce by 80 per cent by 2040 if countries and companies make deep policy and market shifts using existing technologies … The report proposes a systems change to address the causes of plastic pollution, combining reducing problematic and unnecessary plastic use with a market transformation towards circularity in plastics. This can be achieved by accelerating three key shifts – reuse, recycle, and reorient and diversify – and actions to deal with the legacy of plastic pollution … The report highlights the importance of accelerating the recycling market for plastic recycling by ensuring that recycling becomes a more profitable venture …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #MicroPlastics #Recycling @UNEP