So we wanted to share their contributions
This is one of the best overviews of the entire plastic pollution issue, with details on everything from microplastics' effects on health to the geographic distribution of plastic waste.
This report analyses the environmental impacts of plastic production (categorised by different applications of plastic) and analyses potential strategies to prevent plastic usage.
The team at Our World in Data created an article answering frequently asked questions on plastic pollution, including questions like "Are plastic straws a big deal?"
This report analyses various technologies being developed for chemical recyling (an alternative to conventional mechanical recycling), as well as their use case and environmental impacts.
Ocean Conservancy's report explores challenges with informal waste management in developing countries (like with open dumps and waste collectors) and recommends potential solutions.
This report evaluates typical 'solutions' to plastic pollution (like alternative packaging materials and new recycling technology) and why these won't address the issue in the long term.
This article examines the debate about which waste management technology should be adopted in Europe, highlighting their benefits and drawbacks.
This paper discusses the lifestyle of informal waste collectors, the role they play in the waste management sector in developing countries, and the challenges they face.
This report discusses the development of solutions for informal waste management (like organised microenterprises) over time in different world regions.
This World Bank report explores insights in solid waste management as a whole, predicting trends in the collection and generation of subcategories (like plastic waste).
This thesis explores the potential of developing construction materials from waste materials like plastics, especially for use in developing countries.
This report from the Danish EPA compares the benefits and drawbacks of alternative packaging materials to replace plastic grocery bags.
This article analyses findings (like trends in access to recycling collection by geography) from a Pew Research Center survey on consumer perceptions of recycling.
This report examines issues that come from plastics usage (especially for packaging) and explores potential solutions like reuse and compostable packaging.
This article discusses the connection between the petrochemical industry and recycling industry, predicting increased plastic production in the future.
This report highlights improvements in the performance of businesses in British Columbia when it comes to extended producer responsibility legislation.
This series of articles explores the causes, effects, and solutions to microfibres, one of the main types of microplastics.
This research paper provides an overview of the status quo and solutions being developed for multilayered plastics.
This article provides an overview of the regenerative economy and the benefits it can provide in different industries.
This article provides an introduction to the circular economy model, including examples from different parts of the economy.
We hope these resources prove useful to other problem solvers working to make an impact on plastic pollution!