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The Essentials of Ocean Plastic Pollution

Developed by The Sustainable Packaging Coalition®

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The Essentials of Ocean Plastic Pollution is a comprehensive exploration of the role of plastic packaging as an ocean pollutant and how packaging and waste systems can be designed to mitigate or reverse the impacts of ocean pollution. The course examines the impacts of pollution on the marine environment, what efforts are underway to remove waste plastic from waterways, and a meaningful analysis of how ocean-bound and ocean plastic can become recycled content in an expanding suite of packaging applications. We’ll also highlight industry and government-led initiatives to grow supply chains around ocean-bound and ocean plastic, as well as strategies to support waste management infrastructure in the regions where it’s needed the most.

Course curriculum: 

  • How ocean plastic pollution impacts the marine environment
  • Global waste management infrastructure challenges
  • Ocean and ocean-bound plastic as feedstock
  • Government and industry-led initiatives around ocean plastic pollution

Course length: 1 hour and 25 minutes

Part of The Essentials of Sustainable Packaging Training Course:
The Essentials of Ocean Plastic Pollution is included in the online subscription to The Essentials of Sustainable Packaging.

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Essentials of Compostable Packaging
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