Plastic pollution is by far the biggest threat to our oceans and this remains an incredibly tough problem to solve. Plastic credits could potentially serve as one of the much needed solutions for this crisis. Plastic credits are quantifiable, verifiable, and transferable units that indicate a certain amount of plastic has been collected or recovered. In this pathway, Vincent Kneefel discusses the use of plastic credits as a way to incentivise the removal and recycling of plastic from the environment. The impacts of plastic credits discussed by Vincent include economic benefits for entrepreneurs, cleaner environments, and contributions to solving the global plastic crisis. Finally, Vincent explains circular economies, which aim to keep resources in use for as long as possible through closed-loop systems.
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3 video modules • 28 minutes
20 companies are said to be responsible for 55% of global plastic waste produced. Even if all current commitments are followed, the world's plastic waste leakage will only be reduced by 7%. But don’t despair – join Vincent Kneefel as he explores some global and regional solutions to the plastic problem.
Vincent Kneefel • 09:18
The answers to the question you’ve always wondered - how does plastic actually get recycled? Why are some types of plastic accepted by your local authority and some aren’t? Never fear, Vincent Kneefel is here to walk you through the varying kinds of plastic and the main types of plastic recycling.
Vincent Kneefel • 09:33