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Our Planet Is Drowning in Plastic Pollution, But Several Solutions Are Already Here—Thanks to Human Ingenuity

Jon Hersey writes for FEE on how human ingenuity is solving the issue of plastic pollution.

The C3 Take
  • While plastics offer some environmental and economic benefits, the pollution that it creates is an environmental problem.
  • Thankfully, the innovation of the private sector is addressing this pollution problem.
  • One such company is Qubec-based Poralu Marine which is creating solar-powered beach cleaning robots.
  • Innovators and entrepreneurs are leading the way in environmental protection and conservation.

“For real, lasting, powerful solutions to pollution problems, we need to rely on a different tool. We need to tap into what Julian Simon called ‘the ultimate resource‘: the human mind. In particular, we should look to the innovators who are fired up about finding creative solutions to such problems, people such as Fionn Fereira.”

Read the full article here.

The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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