Industry Collaborators Address Single-use Plastics
Sustainability Four industry experts discuss emerging public-private partnerships when it comes to tackling single-use plastics — from production to disposal.
Single-use plastics are now seen as a global crisis. Less than 10% of them are recycled. The rest are sent to landfills, dumped into lakes and oceans, burned for energy with its own environmental implications, or shipped to countries like the Philippines that are now pushing it back to us.
The issue stays in the spotlight with every news report of marine animals hurt or killed by plastic in our oceans. Governments are now committing to action and calling for collaboration to get results. The growing emergence of partnerships to create innovations such as plant-based compostable packaging can’t