Issue Brief

Plastic Pollution Myth vs Fact



NCEL Point of Contact

Julia Meltzer
Zero Waste Coordinator



This sheet debunks some of the common myths surrounding plastic pollution.


NCEL Resources

Online Resources

Petrochemicals set to be the largest driver of world oil demand - IEA

Summary of report from the International Energy Agency which finds the production of plastic is leading the demand for petrochemicals worldwide.

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Double trouble: plastics found to emit potent greenhouse gases - UNEP

A report from UNEP examining the potent greenhouse gas emissions from plastics.

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Unwrapped: How Throwaway Plastic is Failing to Solve Europe's Food Waste Problem

A report which highlights the relationship between the increase in plastic packaging and food waste.

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