Planet vs. plastic: Three steps to solving the global plastics waste crisis

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From the Arctic tundra to the top of Mount Everest to inside the human gut, plastics are quite literally everywhere.

Escalating plastic production, exclusively out of fossil fuels, is a dirty not-so-little secret — it rose from 2 million tons in 1950 to nearly 400 million tons in 2020. The consequences, from overflowing landfills to marine life death to negative human health impacts, are widely recognized, but action to address both the production and clean up the pollution still lags.

At GreenBiz’s annual conference on the circular economy, Circularity 22 this week in Atlanta, plastics experts and practitioners took the stage to discuss the ins and outs of the solutions to the plastics problem — and how to build the momentum to find success. Read more…