How Plastic Impacts Human Health and the Environment


Ahead of Earth Day on April 22, S&P Global explores how plastic impacts human health and the environment, how companies and investors are approaching the topic, and what to expect from international plastic treaty negotiations starting April 23.

In this episode of ESG Insider, Dr. Philip Landrigan, lead author of a major scientific study the Minderoo-Monaco Commission on Plastics and Human Health published in 2023, talks about the health and environmental impacts of plastics, Planet Tracker’s Richard Wielechowski explains why recycling is only part of the solution to plastic pollution and Aarthi Ananthanarayanan, Director of the Climate and Plastics Initiative at Ocean Conservancy, calls for a broad rethink of the approach to the plastic challenge as she details how plastics are affecting oceans and contributing to climate change.

Listen to the podcast here.

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