Today nearly everyone, everywhere, every day comes into contact with plastics. Plastics have become the ubiquitous workhorse material of the modern economy. And yet, while delivering many benefits, the current plastics economy has drawbacks that are becoming more apparent by the day.
Significant economic value is lost after each use, and given the projected growth in consumption, by 2050 oceans are expected to contain more plastics than fish (by weight), and the entire plastics industry will consume 20% of total oil production and 15% of the annual carbon budget. How can we turn the challenges of our current plastics economy into a global opportunity for innovation and value capture, resulting in stronger economies and better environmental outcomes?
3 ways we are making an impact on plastic pollution
By now you’ve likely heard this harrowing statistic: by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.
This tiny pacific island is officially the most plastic-polluted place on earth
An uninhabited Pacific island thousands of miles away from the nearest city has been named as the most plastic-polluted place on earth. The beaches of the World Heritage-listed Henderson ...
India has banned all forms of disposable plastic in its capital
Thirty-two percent of the 78 million tons of plastic packaging we produce annually flows into our oceans. That's the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic every minute.