If you are wondering what is the new European strategy for plastics and how it will affect your company, keep reading because this interests you.
According to the European Commission we produce 58 million tonnes of plastic every year. This is a scary and huge amount of plastic. And the worst thing is that 40% of this plastic waste is from packaging. But not only this, according to Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the majority of plastic package is one use, therefore, the economy loses 95% of its value. If we don’t recycle, we lose between 70 and 105 million euros per year.
Yes, we need to start realizing and facing that our sector is the first that has to improve its way of producing.
In this context, the European Commission has decided that in this climate emergency state it is necessary to develop a plan to improve the use of plastic. These are the 3 points that affect you:
We have to build together a new smart, innovative and sustainable packaging ecosystem based on collaboration. The basic changes have to be about:
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According to research published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology: two of them are in Africa - the Nile and the Niger - while the others are in Asia: the Indus, Ganges, Amur, Mekong, Pearl, Hai he, Yellow and Yangtze. The Thames puts 18 tonnes of plastic into the ocean.
Plastic contamination is a global concern and, therefore, the solution also involves everyone.
Font: The Yellow in Asia by Sky- news