By Trish Hyde and Doug Woodring, Urbanet


In a world reliant on global trade, plastic waste has become toxic. The heady mix of plastic waste, global damage, and national interest has sparked two sparring matches, and another is set to begin. What does it mean and what are the business take-outs?


How it All Started


Western countries have relied on trade under the guise of exporting recyclable resources, when in fact this process was “easy off-shoring” of domestic plastic waste liabilities. As much as 40 per cent of every bale shipped was not able to be recycled in the importing nation, therefore often entering the environment via dumping or toxic, open-flame burning.


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By Plastic News


- Published on 08 March, 2019 by Plastic News



Plastic pollution worldwide will double by 2030 unless major changes are made in how plastic waste is managed, according to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund.


The March 5 report, Solving Plastic Pollution Through Accountability, was released a week ahead of a meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly in Kenya, where the impact of plastics will be debated.


WWF urged governments there to negotiate a global treaty on plastic waste, similar to the Montreal Protocol to protect the ozone layer...


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By Avery Dennison


- Published on September 5, 2018 by Plasticity Forum




Global materials science and manufacturing company, Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY), and Ocean Recovery Alliance, founders of Plasticity Forum, have entered into a three-year agreement as part of the Plasticity Partner Program.


Over the three year period Avery Dennison and Plasticity aim to collaborate across the industry to discover, connect and facilitate solutions to create innovative prevention programs for plastic pollution.


Click here for information on the 10th Plasticity Forum, this year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on October 25th.  This is one of the only events in the world which is soley focused on plastic sustainability and circularity, with solutions that can scale.....for a world without the waste footprint. 


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