The global climate crisis and plastic pollution: a dangerous cycle

29 September 2021, 6:51 GMT

ZSL and Bangor University study reveals plastic and climate change crises exacerbate one another and urge that they must be tackled in unison to save precious marine life.

“Evidence that the global issues of marine plastic pollution and climate change exacerbate one another, creating a dangerous cycle, and are urging governments and policymakers to tackle the two issues in unison.”

The team identified three significant connections between the climate crisis and plastic pollution

  1. Plastic contributes to global greenhouse gases
  2. Climate change will disperse and worsen plastic pollution.
  3. The marine species and ecosystems that are particularly vulnerable to both.

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