Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Large Companies are Involved in the Fight Against Plastic Pollution

Major companies responsible for a FIFTH of the world's plastic packaging pledge to end waste Big brands including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestle pledge to turn tide on global plastic waste
Sandra Phillips | 01 November, 2018, 14:07

Ecostore is one of 250 organisations that has signed the new 2018 Global Commitment, including numerous world's largest packaging producers, consumer brands, retailers and recyclers, as well as governments and NGOs.

The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment is being officially unveiled at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali today, Monday, October 29, 2018.

The 250 companies, businesses, and governments that signed on to the "New Plastics Economy Global Commitment" pledged to eliminate plastic when it's problematic or unnecessary, and in some cases, switch to reusable packaging.

"This Global Commitment is a step-change we urgently need in order to move from a linear to a circular economy".

The Global Commitment aims to create "a new normal" for plastic packaging by fundamentally rethinking the way we make, use and reuse plastic materials. The targets will be reviewed every 18 months to ensure they are being met.

Businesses signing the Commitment have undertaken to publish yearly data about progress on the central goals of the project.

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Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment said: "Ocean plastic is one of the most visible and disturbing examples of a plastic pollution crisis".

Continue to invest in responsibly managed renewable sources (sugarcane biobased plastic, now this sits at 80%) across all its packaging between 2018 and 2025. More than $200m has been pledged by five venture capital funds to create a circular economy for plastic. One in which this material never becomes waste or pollution. Then, by 2025, all of their plastic packaging must be reusable, recyclable, or compostable AND created using renewable energy.

"It's also why I want to congratulate the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on their excellent work to help galvanise action".

Apart from manufacturers the list of signatories includes NGOs, financial institutions, and universities. That's why the UK Government has brought together the Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance and Global Plastics Action Partnership. Also, Danone's evian brand has 100 percent recyclable bottles, and it is also piloting an innovation to eliminate nonrecyclable shrink film for multipacks by using specially designed adhesive and tape handles.

The Oakland, Calif. -based investor advocacy group As You Sow Foundation, which is leading a $1 trillion coalition of institutional investors pressuring companies on plastics use, said it signed the agreement as a supporter but wanted to see more specifics, like calling for producer responsibility to raise recycling rates.

Nestlé, Coca-Cola, Unilever, PepsiCo and Pernod Ricard are among 274 signatories of a new global initiative to clamp down on plastic pollution.

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