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No time to waste

Tackling the plastic pollution crisis before it’s too late

2019 Available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish

Rubbish burning on the side of the road in an informal settlement in Pakistan.

Rubbish burning on the side of the road in an informal settlement in Pakistan. Photo: Hazel Thompson

Plastic pollution is damaging the health and livelihoods of millions of people living in poverty. This report outlines the problem – the huge recent increase in the distribution of single-use plastics across the globe to countries lacking the capacity to collect and manage waste. And it presents the solutions – while developing country governments and citizens around the world are an important part of the solution, primary responsibility lies squarely with multinational corporations and developed country governments to invest in systemic change.

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