Plastic Waste – Leading Brand and Retailer Commitments Announced

According to a December 8, 2020 Consumer Goods Forum news release, leading consumer brands and retailers announced actions being taken through the newly formed “Plastic Waste Coalition of Action” – Coalition members are seeking to “… transform the industry’s relationship with plastic packaging … [by focusing on] design changes and the development of a framework for optimal Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programmes … The Coalition’s vision … is embodied in its four main priorities: adopting plastic packaging design guidelines to reduce the amount of plastic used in packaging, and increase its value, quality and recyclability; aligning on a framework for EPR programmes to support the improvement and development of waste management systems worldwide; supporting recycling innovations; and piloting new programmes in advanced and transitional markets to increase recycling rates …” The web link to the news release is included in the post on the home page of Plastic Food Packaging Waste News at #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #Recycling