Plastics and the Environment

We know plastic pollution is bad – but how exactly is it linked to climate change?

Do plastic pollution and climate change have a link? Image: REUTERS/Hemanshi Kamani

Charlotte Edmond
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Plastics and the Environment

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What is the World Economic Forum doing about plastic pollution?

Numerous single-use plastic items are widespread in our oceans.
Numerous single-use plastic items are widespread in our oceans. Image: Statista

Just 16% of plastics are recycled – the majority is incinerated or goes to landfill.
Just 16% of plastics are recycled – the majority is incinerated or goes to landfill. Image: McKinsey & Company

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What is the World Economic Forum doing about the circular economy?

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