Everything you (don’t) want to know about plastics

In this report, we want to present an accessible review of the use of plastics in modern society and its consequences on human health and environment in Sweden, India, the Philippines, Bangladesh and South Africa. We ask if today’s use of plastics is sustainable, and if not, what can be done to promote sustainability. Another ambition is to highlight the huge complexity of the plastics issue in terms of both the complexity of the material and the diversity of the problems associated with plastic materials in use. This complexity makes it difficult to quantify the problem, for example, that of potential toxic stress due to chemicals leaching out from plastic products. (…)

Markus Klar, David Gunnarsson, Andreas Prevodnik, Cecilia Hedfors, Ulrika Dahl, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, 2014

The report

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