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 …” #PlasticWaste #SingleUsePlastic #Recycling