Plastic Waste – Role of Innovation in Reducing Environmental Impacts Addressed in OECD Working Paper

On September 21, 2022, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released a Working Paper, titled “Quantifying Environmentally Relevant and Circular Plastic Innovation: Historical Trends, Current Landscape and the Role of Policy which advises that “... Innovation is key to reducing the environmental impacts of plastics. However, literature is generally lacking in the field of environmentally relevant plastics innovation. This paper develops an innovative conceptual framework to document and map environmentally relevant plastics innovation. Using this framework, it develops plastics innovation metrics using patents and trademarks to quantify trends over time, across countries, and to establish preliminary empirical links between policies and innovation outcomes …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic @OECD