Companies Urged to Disclose 'Plastic Footprint'

By Carey L. Biron

- Published on June 23, 2014 by Global Issues

"The research unveils the need for companies to consider their plastic footprint just as they do for carbon, water and forestry," Andrew Russell, director of the Plastic Disclosure Project, an advocacy group that co-sponsored a new study on the issue, said Monday.

"By measuring, managing and reporting plastic use and disposal … companies can mitigate the risks, maximise the opportunities, and become more successful and sustainable businesses."

The release of the findings coincided with the inaugural session of the United Nations Environment Assembly, in Nairobi. The assembly, comprising some 1300 government and industry leaders, constitutes the highest-level body the U.N. has ever brought together to discuss green issues.

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