Even with emerging alternatives, plastic use is still hugely integrated into our daily lives. With population increases and disposable income growth, plastic production has doubled between 2000 and 2019. To ensure plastic-free waterways for future generations, policymakers need to address this rapid increase in plastic consumption and production and put into place regulations that will protect the state of our natural world into the future.
Our top story summarizes "The Global Plastics Outlook" report, which documents how plastic use, production, and waste has changed over decades.
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