If you've been ordering more take-out while staying at home and trying to support your favorite local restaurants, you've likely accumulated (or thrown away) a lot more plastic than usual. But for customers concerned about plastics, there are still sustainable take-out options! Check out the following resources and be sure to share with your family and friends to spread the word. Even when there's not a global pandemic, there are plenty of ways to get involved in reducing your community's plastic footprint. Try downloading our leave behind cards to let your favorite local businesses know that you'll support their efforts to reduce waste.
Breaking the Plastic Wave: A Comprehensive Assessment of Pathways towards Stopping Ocean Plastic Pollution
Developed by The Pew Charitable Trusts and SYSTEMIQ, “Breaking the Plastic Wave: A Comprehensive Assessment of Pathways Towards Stopping Ocean Plastic Pollution” presents a first-of-its-kind model of the global plastics system. It is an evidence-based roadmap that describes how to radically reduce ocean plastic pollution by 2040 and that shows there is a comprehensive, integrated, and economically attractive pathway to greatly reduce plastic waste entering our ocean.
The research supporting this report was co-developed with 17 experts from across the spectrum of professionals looking at the plastic pollution problem, with broad geographical representation. The findings of our analysis were published in the peer-reviewed journal, Science.
The aim of this work is to help guide policymakers, industry executives, investors, and civil society leaders through highly contested, often data-poor, and complex terrain.