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Why plastic pollution shouldn't distract from other environmental challenges

Taking a stand against plastics is the classic neoliberal response - it has been driven by consumers. Image: REUTERS

Rick Stafford

Professor of Marine Biology and Conservation, Bournemouth University

Peter JS Jones

Reader in Environmental Governance, UCL

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