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UNEP FI PSI | Unwrapping the risks of plastic pollution to the insurance industry

The first global insurance industry study on managing the risks associated with plastic pollution, marine plastic litter and microplasticsPlastic is an increasingly high-profile threat to our climate, ocean, wildlife and human health. Its production has increased twenty times since 19641 and almost half of plastic produced is used just once before it is discarded.2 The mountains of plastic waste generated by people, businesses, food production and almost every other sector of modern life are, on the whole, poorly collected and managed. As a result, plastic pollution is becoming widespread both in the ocean and on land, where it is impacting our ecosystems and threatening lives and human health.

The first global insurance industry study on
managing the risks associated with plastic
pollution, marine plastic litter and microplastics

Plastic is an increasingly high-profile threat to our climate, ocean, wildlife and human health. Its production has increased twenty times since 19641 and almost half of plastic produced is used just once before it is discarded.2 The mountains of plastic waste generated by people, businesses, food production and almost every other sector of modern life are, on the whole, poorly collected and managed. As a result, plastic pollution is becoming widespread both in the ocean and on land, where it is impacting our ecosystems and threatening lives and human health.

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