Reducing single-use plastic also requires consumer efforts

..." The urgent need to decarbonise and defossilise the global production and consumption systems is widely recognised today. Very often single-use plastic (SUP) based on fossil fuels is rightly blamed. It seems virtually unavoidable, especially in everyday products such as plastic wrapping cucumbers, shopping bags, shower gel or shampoo bottles, cheese and meat packaging and many more. The recent study by Rabiu & Jaeger-Erben (2024) explores the role of SUP in our everyday lives. Moreover, it highlights the importance of social practices and systemic redefinitions of conventions to reduce plastic consumption."...

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Federico Bassotto May 2, 2024
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