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Tackling plastic pollution needs policy and new science

Tackling plastic pollution needs policy and new science

“Professor Mariana Mazzucato of University College London proposed that Europe’s next Framework research programme should adopt “a plastic-free ocean” as one of its grand challenges “This mission could have clear target to reduce the amount of plastic entering the marine environment by 90 per cent, and of collecting more than half of the plastic currently present in our oceans, seas and coastal areas,” she says in a paper commissioned by EU science and innovation commissioner Carlos Moedas.” Clive Cookson