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60% of world's largest plastic packaging companies have no environmental policies

An analysis of 83 of the world's biggest publicly traded plastic packaging firms has found that almost two-thirds report no policies on sustainability-related topics like waste or carbon.

Many PC&P formats are hard-to-recycle, including black plastics and flexible films (pictured)

Produced by non-profit think-tank Planet Tracker, the 'unwrapping investor risk' report concludes that the global plastic containers and packaging (PC&P) sector is “at an inflexion point”, whereby it will only continue to be financially successful if it moves towards more sustainable products and processes.

It analyses the company filings and corporate websites of 83 firms in this field, all publicly listed. Each company draws at least 10% of its total annual revenue from PC&P and reports revenue of $100m and above. Collectively, the firms analysed represent annual revenues of $54bn.

The report reveals that 53 of these firms detail no policies on environmental topics through these channels, with many failing to even keep pace with changing legislation on plastics and recycling. Here in the UK, for example, plastic packaging with less than 30% recycled content will soon be taxed, and all unavoidable plastic waste must be phased out by 2042.

Planet Tracker believes that the potential risks of inaction on legislation and environmental risks will affect the biggest players the most.


3 comentarios

18 abr 2023

The global plastic packaging industry is an important contributor to our economy and lifestyle, but unfortunately, many of the world's largest companies in this sector are failing to address their environmental responsibilities.

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18 abr 2023

The environmental crisis caused by plastic pollution is a critical global challenge. As the effects of plastic waste on the environment continue to mount, it is alarming to discover that 60 of the world’s largest plastic packaging companies have no environmental policies in place to combat the issue.

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07 dic 2022

The manufactures don't think about environmental issues are really destroyed and effected the environment. the World Health Organization took serious step on these companies.

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