Single-Use Plastic Explained

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A new resource by Lexicon and Plastic Pollution Coalition explores the health and environmental impacts of single-use plastic. Featuring a diversity of Plastic Pollution Coalition members and voices, this resource illustrates everything you need to know about single-use plastic in an easy-to-read Q&A format.

With Single-Use Plastics Explained, we’ve asked experts from across the globe to share the belief that despite the sheer mass of plastic entering our oceans, plastic pollution is a problem we can solve. They provide insights on the presence of toxic chemicals in single-use plastic food packaging, on how microplastics impact our food chain, and on the deployment of successful Zero Waste systems in the Global South. They share a multitude of innovations, from refill systems using the “milkman” model to alternative products made from paper, wood, algae, glass, and stainless steel.

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