Plastic Waste-free Islands (2020)
Plastic is a family of polymers that is cheap, lightweight, strong, durable and very versatile, which makes it a primary/essential choice for a variety of applications. However, the same reasons that make it a great material also make it an environmental burden and a human health concern. Up to 14 million tons of plastic waste enter the ocean every year. This has adverse impacts on the health of ocean ecosystems, the integrity of food supplies and people’s livelihoods. Plastic pollution is caused by many factors, such as unsustainable consumption patterns, nonexistent or unenforced waste management legislation, nonexistent or inefficient waste management systems and a lack of coordination between different sectors.
Area of interest: Grenada