Stakeholder alliances are essential to reduce the scourge of plastic pollution

Richard S. Lampitt*, Stephen Fletcher, Matthew Cole, Alice Kloker, Stefan Krause, Fran O’Hara, Peter Ryde, Mahua Saha, Anastasia Voronkova, Adrian Whyle

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Progress to reduce plastic pollution has been painfully slow and the consequent damage to the natural environment and to human health is likely to increase further. This has been because the views and ways of working of four distinct stakeholder communities are not sufficiently well integrated. (1) Scientists, (2) industry, (3) society at large and (4) those making policy and legislation must in future find ways to work together.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2849
Number of pages3
JournalNature Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2023


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  • NE/P021050/1

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