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Inadequate Solutions Fact Sheet

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The plastics crisis continues to grow, with increasing amounts of plastic waste entering our oceans and limited capacity to keep pace managing it. To stop this flow of plastic pollution, we must reduce the amount of plastic produced at the source. Companies must reduce the amount of single-use plastic they put on the market and offer consumers plastic-free choices. Instead, they have offered inadequate solutions that give them cover to say they are helping. These will ultimately fail at protecting our oceans.

The Inadequate Solutions Fact Sheet explains the shortcomings of solutions such as recycling, the waste trade, incineration, and bioplastics, and concludes that these solutions will not be enough to curb the plastic pollution crisis if companies do not work to reduce their production of plastic.

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