In 2016, the world generated 242 million tonnes of plastic waste. The visibility of plastic waste is increasing because of its accumulation in recent decades and its negative impact on the surrounding environment and human health. TTC teaches youth on the many ways to curb plastic waste—by producing less, consuming less, and better managing the waste that already exists to prevent contamination or leakage. Taking these actions requires engagement from numerous stakeholders in society, including citizens, governments, community organizations, businesses, and manufacturers. Policy solutions, increased awareness, and improved design and disposal processes, among others, can minimize the impact of plastic waste on society.
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