Beyerl, K. et al.Pathways to the sustainable use of plastics: Key messages from social science research

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Katharina Beyerl, Franz Bogner, Maria Daskalakis, Thomas Decker, Anja Hentschel, Mandy Hinzmann, Bastian Loges, Doris Knoblauch, Linda Mederake, Ruth Müller, Frieder Rubik, Stefan Schweiger & Immanuel Stieß

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March 2022

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The input of plastics into the environment is growing worldwide. Since existing regulations are not sufficient to curb the problem, the ever-increasing plastic production and use must be reduced overall. A systemic approach is needed that holds all actors responsible who produce, use, recycle, dispose and trade in plastic products and packaging. Policymakers must drive the necessary paradigm shift and enable a sufficiency debate across society.

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