The New Plastics Economy - Rethinking the Future of Plastics

Year of Publication

2016

The New Plastics Economy report provides a vision for a global economy in which plastics never become waste and outlines concrete steps towards achieving the necessary systemic shift.

Source:

World Economic Forum, Ellen MacArthur Foundation and McKinsey & Company

Author(s):

Geography:

Global

Type:

Primary Data, Strategy

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem, Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Material Flows, Oceans, Policy, Capital Flows

The New Plastics Economy report provides a vision for a global economy in which plastics never become waste and outlines concrete steps towards achieving the necessary systemic shift. Assessing global plastic packaging flows comprehensively for the first time, the report finds that most plastic packaging is used only once and that 95% of the value of plastic packaging material, worth $80-120 billion annually, is lost to the economy.

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