The Plastic Waste Makers Index

Year of Publication

2021

This report identifies the companies that produce from fossil fuels the five primary polymers that generate the vast majority of single-use plastic waste globally – and the investors and banks funding them.

Source:

Minderoo Foundation

Author(s):

Dominic Charles, Laurent Kimman, Nakul Saran

Geography:

Global

Type:

Primary Data

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem

Impact theme(s):

Material Flows, Policy, Capital Flows

This report identifies the companies that produce from fossil fuels the five primary polymers that generate the vast majority of single-use plastic waste globally – and the investors and banks funding them. It also assess which companies are making efforts to create a circular plastics economy, and estimate how virgin polymer production is expected to grow or decline in the future.