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Plastic Disclosure Project asks companies to track plastics use

By Plastics Today Staff

- Published on September 22, 2010 by Plastics Today

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton has initiated the Plastic Disclosure Project (PDP) as a means to track and report the amount of plastic used inside businesses, with an end goal of adopting new designs and reducing waste. Launched under his Clinton Global Initiative, and in conjunction with Project Kaisei, ASrIA (The Assn. for Sustainable & Responsible Investment in Asia), and HKUST (Hong Kong University of Science & Technology), the PDP will include an annual survey of companies regarding their use of plastic that aims to "help improve environmental, waste, and health impacts" from the material.

The group likens the PDP to the Clinton Global Initiative's Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and water initiatives, saying the goal of the PDP is to "contribute to transparency in reporting the corporate use of plastic within operations and supply chains, as well as plastics management and governance."


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