Our plastic age

@inproceedings{Thompson2009OurPA,
  title={Our plastic age},
  author={Richard C. Thompson and Shanna Helen Swan and C. J. Moore and Frederick S. vom Saal},
  booktitle={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2009}
}
Within the last few decades, plastics have revolutionized our daily lives. Globally we use in excess of 260 million tonnes of plastic per annum, accounting for approximately 8 per cent of world oil production. In this Theme Issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, we describe current and future trends in usage, together with the many benefits that plastics bring to society. At the same time, we examine the environmental consequences resulting from the accumulation of waste… CONTINUE READING
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