Better Alternatives Now B.A.N. List 2.0

Year of Publication

2017

This report is analyses and provides a call-to-action to phase out the most polluting plastic products used in the United States.

Source:

5 Gyres

Author(s):

Geography:

United States

Type:

Primary Data, Strategy

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem, Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Oceans, Climate, Material Flows, Policy

This report provides an analysis and a call-to-action to phase out the most polluting plastic products used in the United States. This report aims to identify the top 20 plastic products and packaging that pollute U.S. watersheds. It also seeks to provide the public, policymakers and environmental advocates with valuable data to drive campaigns and share available data on brands associated with products on the B.A.N. list. Lastly, the goal is to unravel the misinformation surrounding bioplastics and discuss alternatives to the most common polluting products and packaging.