U.S. Group of Companies Aim to Reduce Plastic Waste
Written by: Austin Layton on October 12, 2020
Pledge to also make plastic use more friendly to being reusable and recyclable
Pledging to start change now
It is possible for real-world results to manifest in the plastic waste space without waiting on the go-ahead from lawmakers. Over 60 companies in the United States have signed what is called the “Plastics Pact”, which aims to reduce plastic that is overcrowding the oceans globally.
To do this, they will strive to make all plastics from their company reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. The pact will be monitored by the Recycling Partnership and WWF, who will also publish results.
With many big companies in the U.S. such as Coca-Cola and Colgate real change has the opportunity to happen. Getting more companies at least aware of ways to reduce their plastic waste will set an example for the rest of the world to follow and reduce barriers to the type of technology that will lead to more sustainability.
You can also do your part today by reducing plastic in your own life. Check out Wiser Water’s reusable straw.
Sources: “Plastic Pact launches in the US as industry giants pledge action by: Toby Hill at Business Green. Published on August 25, 2020.