Tackling Plastic Pollution: A Pioneering Methodology to Measure Plastic Leakage and Identify its Pathways into the Environment

Year of Publication

2020

This resource summarizes the goals and focus of the Plastic Leak Project (PLP). PLP's guidelines are intended to help corporations move from broad commitments to metrics-based problem solving around plastic waste.

Source:

Quantis and Environmental Action (EA)

Author(s):

Geography:

Global

Type:

Measurement (Company/Product/Project)

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem, Monitoring and Evaluation, Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Material Flows

This resource summarizes the goals and focus of the Plastic Leak Project (PLP). PLP's guidelines are intended to help corporations move from broad commitments to metrics-based problem solving around plastic waste. PLP provides a methodology with industry specific metrics to track plastic leakage along the value chain of a product or entire company. Through understanding the baseline, PLP enables corporations to prioritize interventions and track progress around plastic waste.

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