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Tracking plastic pollution hot spots

Andrew Freedman of Axios reports on a new plastic pollution tracker.

The C3 Take
  • The newly unveiled Global Plastic Watch is an online platform that tracks plastic waste across the world.
  • The Global Plastic Watch uses satellite imaging and artificial intelligence to identify likely hot spots of plastic pollution.
  • This database could be crucial to solving our plastic problem.

“The tool, whose interface resembles maps tracking other environmental problems, from wildfires to carbon dioxide emissions, provides for the possibility of partnerships with governments that are contributing a significant amount of land-based plastic waste.”

Read the full article here.

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