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The PRI’s Plastic Investor Working Group consists of 29 global investors representing US$5.9 trillion in assets. The group has focused on building an understanding of plastics from a global and holistic perspective, including how plastics fit in with the broader circular economy concept.
The PRI has published two reports to help investors understand why plastic is a problem, and the key sectors in the plastic value chain and associated risks and opportunities. The third report looks at the factors that are causing the plastic landscape to evolve. The reports are accompanied by interactive tools presenting data on plastic production, plastic use, plastic waste generation, plastic waste management and legislation.
The level of global interest in plastic production, consumption and waste has soared in recent years. While much of this focus has been on the risks and impacts, it is important to recognise that the flexibility and resilience of plastic mean that products made from the material perform many crucial ...
Rounding off a three-part series titled The plastics landscape, this report explores the various plastic-related regulations and policies at different stages of the value chain. It also looks at the types of movements that are influencing how plastic is regulated, managed and used.
Whilst plastic is fundamental to everyday life, plastic waste poses significant reputational risks, particularly for the food, beverage and retail sectors.