plastic, packaging, plastics, marine litter, ocean
Says Dame Ellen MacArthur, only 14 per cent of plastics packaging globally is collected for recycling, with a third (estimated to be worth $80-120 billion) escaping into the environment

A design competition seeking ways of keeping plastics packaging out of the environment has been launched today by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the Prince of Wales International Sustainability Unit and American businesswoman and philanthropist Wendy Schmidt. The $2 million New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize is calling on innovators, designers, scientists and entrepreneurs to help create…