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Brazil & Southern Cone - March 2019

Marine plastic pollution: Brazil’s waste management challenge

Civil society, businesses and governments know that plastic waste management is a serious issue that needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency. Now, with new data on the global waste crisis being unveiled, governments have stronger grounds for introducing legislation and programmes aimed at reducing plastic waste and tackling marine pollution, while businesses can implement solid and liquid waste management policies as part of environmentally-conscious and sustainable business strategies. Both businesses and governments know that data is vital to these endeavours, so what do waste management figures recently released for Brazil tell us and how does the country plan to face those challenges?

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