Tag: circular economy

Plastic Trash Flowing into the Seas Will Nearly Triple by 2040 Without Drastic Action

July 23, 2020 By Laura Parker National Geographic
The amount of plastic trash that flows into the oceans every year is expected to nearly triple by 2040 to 29 million metric tons. That single, incomprehensibly large statistic is at the center of a new two-year research project that both illuminates the failure of the worldwide campaign to curb plastic pollution and prescribes an ambitious plan for reducing much of that flow into the seas.

Opinion: The Caribbean can make waves with a blue ocean economy

March 6, 2020 By Gerard Alleng Climate Home News
The Sustainable Islands Platform (SIsP) is looking at the best ways to support island territories in their pursuit of sustainability and prosperity. Developed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the platform exists under three founding pillars that are closely related: Climate Resilience, Circular Economy, and Blue Economy – the latter is a model which can significantly support economic growth in the region.