The Wilson Center recognizes that ocean plastics are a global issue. Eleven million tons of plastic waste entered the ocean in 2016 alone and without immediate action, this number will triple by 2040, and only 15 percent of plastic waste worldwide is recycled and much of the plastic life cycle occurs beyond their scope of control. Our research and dialogues focus not only on the policies that can reduce plastic pollution, but also on-the-ground action across the globe leading to address ocean plastics. We are further translating this research into compelling educational mediums, such as The Plastic Pipeline game.
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Is a UN Global Plastic Treaty Enough? The View from Asia
In this episode, we speak with experts from Japan, New Zealand, and Indonesia about whether the UN can do for plastic what the Paris Agreement has done for climate change.Listen Now
The Plastic Pipeline
The Wilson Center's China Environment Forum and Serious Games Initiative are currently developing an educational digital game, The Plastic Pipeline, which will raise public awareness on the plastic product lifecycle and policies that can be enacted to help stem the tide of pollution going into our oceans.Explore
Jennifer L. Turner
Director, China Environment Forum & Manager, Global Choke Point Initiative
Lauren Herzer Risi
Program Director, Environmental Change and Security Program
Elizabeth M H Newbury
Director of the Serious Games Initiative; Senior Program Associate, Science and Technology Innovation Program
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Games can be a powerful tool for education, outreach and research... As a means of communicating policy, they make complicated concepts more accessible and empower audiences.