Why microplastics should keep us up at night and what we can do about them

World Economic Forum 3/8/2023

With every new piece of scientific research, the scale and impact of plastic pollution become ever more glaring. We are eating, drinking and breathing microplastics; they are raining down on us and are even found in breast milk and fed to our children.

The impact plastic pollution has had on planetary and human health is, therefore, abundantly clear. The year 2023, however, holds major opportunities for the global community to bring about positive changes for plastics and the ocean.

The proportion of paint’s contribution to total microplastic leakage in oceans and waterways. Image: Environmental Action

This article explores the problem, the solution and a look ahead.

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