Marine plastic pollution costs the world up to $2.5bn a year, researchers find

clock
Credit: Jordi Chias Pujol
Image:

Credit: Jordi Chias Pujol

Scientists warn that social and economic price of plastic waste to global society has been underestimated

Plastic pollution in the world's oceans costs society billions of dollars every year in damaged and lost resources, research has found. Fisheries, aquaculture, recreational activities and global wellbeing...

To continue reading this article...

Join BusinessGreen

  • Enjoy exclusive news, insights and analysis from Europe’s leading source of information on the green economy and business.
  • Make smart, responsible business decisions with an eye on the latest regulatory and tech developments
  • Stay in the know with our overnight briefing, expertly curated help you run a competitive and sustainable business
  • Tap into our extensive archive of exclusive articles, news, analysis and guides
  • Choose from 3 paid membership levels or start a 7-day no strings trial

Join now

 

Already a BusinessGreen
member?

Login

More on Waste

Credit: TOMRA, the Alliance to End Plastic Waste

Packet In: Pilot launched for household collection of flexible plastic

Industry-led consortium aims to recruit local authorities to take part in new FlexCollect project

clock 20 May 2022 • 3 min read
Deal between ITV and eBay will see viewers given the opportunity to purchase some of the clothes worn on the show. Credit: eBay

Pre-loved Fashion: Love Island strikes deal with eBay in bid to 'change the way we shop'

Research by the online market place suggests 16 per cent of UK wardrobes are made up of second-hand clothes

clock 19 May 2022 • 3 min read
Removing shrink-wrap from baked beans will save 78 tonnes of single-use plastic from going to landfill each year. Credit: Aldi

Yes We Can: Aldi removes shrink-wrap plastic from baked bean multi-packs

Aldi continues plastic packaging crackdown, as Coca-Cola begins transition to attached bottle caps in bid to boost recycling rates

clock 17 May 2022 • 2 min read