December 1, 2020
Confronting the Plastic Pollution Pandemic
Author: Tallash Kantai
Key Messages* Fossil fuel-based plastic is a ubiquitous commodity, which disintegrates overhundreds of years but never fully degrades.* The United Nations has taken notable measures to address plastic pollution since2012.* The world should carefully weigh the advantages and drawbacks of a proposed newglobal treaty on plastic pollution.* Without addressing the current uses of plastic, the world will be in an eternal wastecycle.