Ocean Recovery Alliance

Plastic Waste: The Vector For Change?

By Doug Woodring

- Published on October 17, 2015 by China Water Risk

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Many argue that the two biggest issues facing the world today are climate change and access to clean water.   These are the two macro issues, but they are exacerbated by, or are results of, problems which actually can be relatively easily fixed if the right focus and strategies for engagement across our communities are put into place.  These include air pollution, which is a localized issue caused by emissions of factories or vehicles, and water pollution, caused by effluent of liquid or solid waste.  

When considering the negative consequences of unhealthy water, however, the impacts can be much more severe on health than those of air pollution, simply because of the way that toxins are exposed to humans, and the relative quantities involved.

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