Plastic pollution in the ocean and EPR

logo of the ocean panelA May 2020 paper from the Ocean Panel (Leveraging multi-target strategies to address plastic pollution in the context of an already stressed ocean) examined "the leakage of plastics and other pollutants into the ocean and the resulting impacts on marine ecosystems, human health and the economy." Among the paper's "opportunities for action" to "practice radical resource efficiency and recover and recycle the materials we use," are policy recommendations to "implement extended producer responsibility (EPR) laws; provide incentives for waste segregation and recycling; and strengthen markets for recycled plastics." The paper's authors include Dr. Jenna Jambeck, whose research group focuses on solid waste. Resource Recycling covered the news.