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Background on Sustainability/ Plastic Waste
CQ Researcher and CQ Global Researcher
A collection of in-depth and fact-checked reports on pressing domestic and international issues. Covers 1923-present.
Get introductory information on discipline-specific research topics from these e-books on the environment, business, social science, and other subjects.
American Chemical Council - Plastics
Trade group for plastic and resin industry. Provides some information on sustainability, lifecycle of plastic products, and how various plastic materials and products are made.
Plastics Industry Association
Trade group for the plastics industry; includes some data and reports on waste and sustainability efforts.
Peer-reviewed & popular articles
Sustainability Science Abstracts
This is a subset of the ProQuest Agricultural & Environmental Science Database (note that "Sustainability Science Abstracts content only" is checked under the search box), and it includes scholarly research on natural resources management, sustainable development, and related topics.
GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)
Includes news, background information, video, unique commentaries, primary source documents, and statistics. Covers energy systems, healthcare, food, climate change, population, and economic development.
Article database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, includes scholarly and general-interest titles, as well as government documents and reports.
Newspapers & Magazines
Many newspapers and magazine collections are available from the library, covering local, U.S. and international news and events.
Industry & Market Research
Provides industry data, country reports, international market reports, company profiles, and expert commentary. Useful for specific analysis or study of big-picture economic or social changes.
Good source for key statistics for an industry, company, or product category.
A comprehensive collection of industry market research reports.
Business Source Premier
A large collection of business information, including articles from scholarly, business and trade publications, SWOT analyses, and book chapters.
Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis including US Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790.
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