The promises of reducing plastic are many, the actions much less

The distance between statements and facts is wide when it comes to reducing plastic

Between saying and doing is the sea, especially when it comes to reducing plastic pollution. At least this is what emerges from the dossier prepared by the non-profit organization As You Sow of Berkeley, California. The NGO collaborated with the Ubuntoo platform to the “2024 Plastic Promises Scorecard“, a ranking of 225 global companies from 15 industries that calculate their ambitions – but also actions – to reduce plastic packaging pollution.

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One of the most important findings of the report is the significant gap between the commitments made by companies and the actions actually taken to reduce the use of plastic.

Kelly McGee, lead author of the report and As You Sow Circular Economy Manager, says the report is designed to be workable and transparent, giving companies tools and solutions to create a circular plastic economy. The companies were evaluated based on six main criteria: recyclability, reduction, recycled content, recovery, reusability and support for extended producer responsibility.

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