Our Plastic Problem

33 Nat. Resources & Env’t __ (Spring 2019, Forthcoming)

U of Houston Law Center No. A-1

9 Pages Posted: 23 Feb 2019

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Sarah Morath

University of Houston Law Center

Date Written: February 22, 2019

Abstract

Like climate change, plastic pollution has garnered the attention of public and private officials, as well as nations and individuals. This article describes the various responses to plastic pollution that have occurred in the absence of federal government intervention. Local bans, private regulation, educational campaigns, international agreements, institutional pledges, and industrial design are discussed as part of the multimodal approach “filling the gap” in the absence of traditional regulation.

Keywords: plastic pollution, single-use plastic, straw bans, plastic bag bans, nudges, bioplastics, private environmental regulation, local bans, private regulation, educational campaigns, international agreements, institutional pledges, industrial design, cradle-to-cradle, circular design

Suggested Citation

Morath, Sarah, Our Plastic Problem (February 22, 2019). 33 Nat. Resources & Env’t __ (Spring 2019, Forthcoming); U of Houston Law Center No. A-1. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3340072

Sarah Morath (Contact Author)

University of Houston Law Center ( email )

4604 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX 77204-6060
United States

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