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Circular economic model – and lots of funding – needed to solve plastic waste problem



The environmental scourge that is plastic waste and pollution cannot be overstated. Plastic production is said to have soared from 2 million to 348 million tonnes in the last 70 years, while 11 million tonnes of plastic waste are flowing into our oceans each year. The impact isn’t restricted to marine life; scientists recently reported discovering microplastic particles in the blood and lungs of living humans.



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