The Case for Incentivizing Innovation Across the Plastics Value Chain

Why we must take action against the plastic pollution crisis.

A bright yellow trash can filled with empty plastic bottles and plastic waste.
Photo by pepe ceron-balsas on Unsplash
A lilac colored poster that reads “plastic takes 500 years to decompose”
A lilac colored poster that reads “plastic takes 500 years to decompose”
Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash
Plastic waste floating amongst tiny black and yellow fish just under the ocean’s surface.
Plastic waste floating amongst tiny black and yellow fish just under the ocean’s surface.
Photo by Naja Bertolt Jensen on Unsplash
A screenshot of an Airtable titled “policy landscape” with different categories such as “about the author” and “international policies addressing plastics”
See my research collated in this Policy Landscape

Audrey is an intersectional environmentalist, rising sophomore at Smith College, and fellow at Conservation X Labs. Find her on twitter @AudreyCCho