Enabling Corporate Plastics Disclosure - Opening the debate for the adoption
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Enabling Corporate Plastics Disclosure - Opening the debate for the adoption

16 November 2022

Summary

The end goals of plastics disclosure are: to identify the types of materials and their geographic location that have the higher probabilities of creating plastic pollution, to improve the design of plastic products and packaging and the infrastructure to receive them, and to inform the development of circular business models, including reduction where needed. [...] Enabling Corporate Plastics Disclosure Opening the debate for the adoption of universal metrics 17 Figure 2: Visualization of the methodologies, frameworks and initiatives for measurement, reporting and disclosure presented in tables 1-5 Note: Represented using EA’s Plastic Bicycle model, with the two wheels of the public and private sectors. [...] While the scope of this plastics disclosure will again initially focus on inputs (what is put on the market), the aim is for the scope of disclosure to continue to evolve at the pace of the science (methodologies and data) to plastic output (fate of the waste created). [...] 4.2 Building concerted actions While the public sector’s ability to measure and report on the outputs, or end-of-life realities, for plastic is rapidly evolving and the private sector moves to provide greater clarity on the input of plastic products into the marketplace, the true turning point, opportunity and imperative are in the transparency and exchange of data and knowledge between the public. [...] It will be precise, up to the level of leakage from littering and from the escape of mismanaged waste based on the format, shape and size of the plastic item, topography of the location, rain pattern, etc.

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