Posts made in September, 2014

How can businesses turn plastic risk into opportunity?

Plastic. It’s cheap, it’s abundant, it’s everywhere. Some 288m tonnes of plastic were produced globally in 2012, yet plastics recycling rates remain low, with millions of tonnes of plastic waste entering the oceans each year. Much of it joins the ‘five gyres’, swirling vortices of trash, where it breaks down into a ‘soup’ of tiny plastic particles, harming birds and marine ecosystems, before eventually entering the food chain. The Plastic Disclosure Project (PDP) estimates that ocean plastic waste causes $13bn of environmental damage annually, creating significant natural...

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