The swelling volume of microplastics in the ocean has caused significant concern across governments and industries. Some argue for “no plastics on beaches.” These arguments are generally in relation to litter, but typically encompass all types of plastic and functions, such as plastics used in infrastructure. Are all these plastics the same, from the perspective of the environment? In how they degrade? In how they contribute to microplastic concerns? Boyd Ramsey, an environmental barriers expert and the co-chair of the International Geosynthetics Society’s Sustainability Committee, discusses properly understanding plastics and the many things we all need to be better at–including within plastics industries.
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OCEAN HEALTH, SUSAINABILITY & GEOSYNTHETICS
Links related to the conversation:
- Boyd Ramsey Consulting
- Boyd Ramsey LinkedIn Profile
- IGS Foundation
- IGS Response to European Commission Microplastics Consultation
- International Geosynthetics Society – Sustainability Resources
- Naue – Secutex® Green