For a global plastics treaty to succeed, it will need to tamp down production—and recognize the lives and livelihoods that depend on plastic still.
They’re harmful to health, environment, and human rights—and now poised to dominate this century as an unchecked cause of climate change.
The organic compounds that enabled industrialization have unintended, long-lasting consequences for the planet’s life.
Created by a globetrotter, the 55-gallon barrel became one of the best-traveled inventions in human history. An Object Lesson.