Earth Science, HSus 1: Human Activity (HS), HSus 5: Showing Human Impact (HS), Human Sustainability

Plastics: Issues Challenges and Remediation

Plastics: Issues Challenges and Remediation (NOT OPEN ACCESS)

SUMMARY: A short and concise article summing up all the issues with plastic use and some solutions that can be applied and/or are currently being investigated.

LESSON COMMENTS: Great for an environmental science class talking about pollution and solutions to current environmental issues. This article does a good job of explaining the scope of the problem of plastic pollution. It’s also important to note that while recycling is one of the solutions, some plastic cannot be recycled and some recycling practices do more damage/produce more toxins.

Sharma, V. K., & Sharma, M. (2014). Plastics: Issues Challenges and Remediation. International Journal of Waste Resources,04(01). doi:10.4172/2252-5211.1000134