Rethinking plastics (IMAGE) University of Delaware Caption University of Delaware researchers LaShanda Korley (left) and Thomas Epps, III, are co-authors of a Science magazine article calling for a concerted effort to address the urgent crisis of plastics pollution. With collaborators from the United Kingdom and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in California, they call for new approaches to plastics design, production and use, with the goal of keeping plastics out of landfills and waterways, reusing the valuable resources they represent indefinitely in a "circular" plastics economy. Credit Graphics by Jeffrey C. Chase Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.