Plastics and the Environment

How Earth’s plastic pollution problem could look by 2040

New research shows the scale of the challenge. Image: Photo by Brian Yurasits on Unsplash

Ed Cook

Research Fellow in Circular Economy Systems, University of Leeds

Costas Velis

Lecturer in Resource Efficiency Systems, University of Leeds

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