Plastic waste in our environment is a growing problem, and one that is rapidly becoming a crisis. It enters the ocean at a rate equivalent to one dump truck per minute. It adversely affects wildlife, the health of ecosystems, the integrity of food supplies, and livelihoods. The impact can be widely felt, from diminishing revenues from fisheries and tourism to clogged sewage systems and air pollution from the uncontrolled burning of plastic waste.
WWF has a vision of an economy and a society that has zero tolerance for plastic pollution and all harm caused to the environment by plastic — No Plastic in Nature. To successfully alleviate the potential harm that plastic pollution inflicts on our planet and its inhabitants, aligned action at all stages of the plastic life cycle is needed, with players working together in a committed manner. This report found that in addition to ensuring adequate basic waste management provisions in all geographies, three further strategies could contribute to and achieve this vision: 1) eliminate unnecessary plastics, 2) double global plastic recovery, and 3) shift to sustainable sources for the remaining plastic.
Below is some related thought leadership.No-Plastic-In-Nature