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Will the Circular Plastics Economy Go Up in Flames?

Rachel A. Meidl

Will the Circular Plastics Economy Go Up in Flames?.

By Vilma Havas, Brita Staal, Rachel A. Meidl and Amy Brooks

The authors assert that the time is ripe for the United States and Europe to take the lead on shepherding a systems-level change in the recycling market, strengthened by government regulation and legislation. They examine the economic, social, and environmental impacts of mismanaged waste and argue that the Covid-19 pandemic could serve as a catalyst for action toward a global, circular economy.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.25613/w3hj-jq06