IRIS research on plastic waste streams featured in Packaging Europe

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IRIS affiliates Felix Santiago Collazo and Jenna Jambeck’s research on plastic waste in the ocean was recently featured by the publication Packaging Europe, which is an organization dedicated to understanding the packaging needs of society and highlighting innovative ways to promote sustainability.

The article specifically referred to a tool that Santiago Collazo and Jambeck are developing, which will help communities understand what kinds of waste are most produced in their area, and how that waste ends up in natural systems. They hope that the tool will empower communities to make local-level decisions about how to handle waste.

Read the full story here to learn more.