Plastic pollution is widely presented as a waste problem, resulting in proposed solutions that target end-of-life waste management and consumer behaviour. This framing misrepresents the entangled global social and ecological challenges of the plastic crisis, which must be recognised for effective, equitable and sustainable responses.
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Villarrubia-Gómez, P., Carney Almroth, B. & Cornell, S.E. Re-framing plastics pollution to include social, ecological and policy perspectives. Nat Rev Earth Environ 3, 724–725 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43017-022-00359-9
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