Tackling the Plastic Pollution Crisis

Every minute, a truck load equivalent of plastic is dumped into the ocean.

But how do we address this, and how do we tackle the growing carbon emissions from the global plastics industry?

Our 2nd place winner of the first-ever ICPS International Climate Policy Competition: Tolulope Gbenro, a 22 years-old social impact activist from Nigeria, developed a proposal to tackle this challenge.

The jury found her proposal interesting as it tackles a growing environmental problem from a different point of view – targeting the industrial producers of plastics and setting up a fund to combat the waste and emissions – instead of targeting consumer behaviors.

The ICPS Team is proud to award her the 2nd place win and $300 USD to use towards bringing her idea to life!

Read the entire policy proposal below:

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