Austin Joins Global Commitment To "New Plastics Economy"

Austin Joins Global Commitment To

Businesses will publish annual data on their progress.

Targets set under the Global Commitment will be reviewed every 18 months and ambitions will be scaled-up over the coming years.

Other targets include innovations to ensure 100 per cent of plastic packaging can be easily and safely reused, recycled or composted by 2025 and significantly increasing the amount of plastic that is reused or recycled in packaging or products.

Signatories, which include numerous world's largest packaging producers, brands, retailers and recyclers, represent 20% of all plastic packaging produced globally.

The pledge is part of a larger goal to curb plastic waste pollution, which has become a unsafe concern. Major packaging producers including Amcor and Mondi, as well as waste management firms like Veolia and SUEZ, have also signed up to the commitment.

The companies who have signed up include global giants such as Coca-Cola, Danone, H & M, Unilever, Mars and L'Oreal, to name just a few. We need to move upstream to the source of the flow'. We agree, it is essential that businesses step up as leaders in this space and drive change.

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But he said it was a positive that companies are publicly recognizing the need to eliminate "problematic" plastic packaging, reduce single use packaging and move to reuse models, and protect "informal sector workers" who collect packaging in developing economies.

A number of global governments, including - among others - France, the United Kingdom and Portugal, added their weight to the approach. "In this way we can neutralize our environmental impact and, at the same time, do some good in communities that have excessive plastic pollution", adds Johnson.

SC Johnson, for example, the maker of brands like Ziploc bags and Windex, said it would triple the amount of recycled content plastic packaging - from 10 million kilograms to 30 million by 2025 - as it expands use of refillable concentrates and work to boost recycling of plastic film in curbside systems.

In its announcement, SC Johnson highlighted a 2015 report by Ocean Conservancy and the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment which found that China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand were responsible for more than 55 percent of the plastic waste around the world that seeped into the ocean. In October we introduced 75% recycled plastic bottles, starting with our 1L laundry liquid and new look dishwash liquid 400ml and 750ml bottles, which are starting to appear in supermarkets now. "Only by unifying countries and businesses all over the world we will be able to safeguard our land, rivers and seas for future generations". According to the estimates, around 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic have been created by humans the early 1950s. About 60% of that plastic has ended up in either a landfill or the natural environment.

We all know that plastic pollution is a very real problem, so much so that it's estimated by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.

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