Plastic Waste Reduction – Corporate Efforts Scrutinized

On June 17, 2020, the nonprofit, As You Sow, released a report, titled “Waste & Opportunity 2020: Searching for Corporate Leadership” which analyzed “… the actions, or inactions, of 50 of the largest U.S. consumer-facing companies to reduce plastic pollution … the report concludes that companies are far too slow in adopting responsive actions and promoting reusability, recyclability, or compostablility in their packaging, and failing to shift away from wasteful packaging, toward circular models that prioritize absolute reduction … Out of the 50 companies in the beverage, quick-service restaurant, consumer packaged goods, and retail sectors, the highest grade was a B- … Company actions were analyzed and graded on six pillars businesses must implement to address the plastics crisis: packaging design, reusable packaging, recycled content, data disclosure, voluntary support for improving recycling systems, and mandated financial responsibility to improve those systems …” #Recycling #PlasticWaste #FoodPackaging #SingleUsePlastic #PlasticPackaging