In response, governments, non-profit agencies, industry, and academic institutions are joining forces to better understand the impacts of, and to devise strategies to deal with, plastics pollution. Such a massively complex problem requires coordinated international collaborative efforts, and to meet this challenge the University of Rhode Island (URI) is launching the Plastics: Land to Sea initiative, an effort to align research, resources, and

Choking rivers, piling up in landfills around the world, and becoming a food source for marine creatures, plastic waste poses an increasing threat to the environment and human health.

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