Reducing Plastic Waste – Consumers and Businesses expect more from Government

According to a June 23, 2020 United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) news release UNEP and “… Food Industry Asia (FIA) today released a regional survey of consumers and food and beverage businesses across South-East Asia that shows a significant disconnect between expectation and action on reducing plastic waste … We will need fundamental change throughout the plastic value chain to achieve clean seas and beat plastic pollution … Consumers are concerned about plastic waste, but are not changing habits … Businesses understand that their current efforts are not sufficient … Targets by businesses on plastic waste need strengthening … Both consumers and businesses want and expect further action by governments. Consumers and businesses recognise that governments are concerned with plastic waste. Key actions by government considered most critical include mandating waste segregation, enhancing collection systems, ensuring consistent labelling on product recycling, and imposing littering fines and charges …” #PlasticWaste #Recycling