Are Businesses ready to beat plastic pollution?
This study is an endeavour to understand the contribution of plastic packaging to the marine litter crisis. Waste and brand audits were conducted in 250 sites across 15 cities in 18 Indian states in 21 days in May 2018. Participating groups conducted the audits in different sites such as public parks, water bodies, and resource recovery centres.
Lead Organization: Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), Citizen Consumer and Civic Action group (CAG)
Author: Satyarupa Shekhar,Dharmesh Shah
Published on: June 2018
Moving away from Single-Use
Guide for national decision makers to implement the single use directive entered into force on 2 July 2019. It aims to tackle pollution from single-use plastics (and fishing gear), as the items most commonly found on European beaches.
Lead Organization: ReThink Plastic
Author: ReThink Plastic
Published on: October 2019
Just One Word: Refillables
Oceana analyzed the packaging market data for the nonalcoholic beverages industry, the market share of PET bottles, and plastic marine pollution data in 76 coastal countries around the world to estimate the total amount of PET plastic bottle marine pollution and the potential of increasing the market share of refillable bottles to reduce marine pollution from PET bottles.
Lead Organization: Oceana
Author: Anne Schroeer,Matt Littlejohn,Henning Wilts
Published on: January 2020
Branded, Vol II Identifying the World’s Top Corporate Plastic Polluters
By combining hard data, citizen science, and community organizing, brand audits have become a powerful tool for recording and tracking down the companies responsible for polluting the planet with plastic. Participants catalogued almost 8,000 brands for this year’s global audit. This report reveals the Top 10 Global Polluters of 2019.
Lead Organization: Break Free From Plastic Members
Author: Sybil Bullock
Published on: October 2019
No time to waste: Tackling the plastic pollution crisis before it’s too late
This report describes the environmental destruction, sickness, mortality, and damage to livelihoods that the plastic pollution crisis is causing. It outlines the problem – namely- the huge recent increase in the production and distribution of single-use plastics, and its expansion across the globe to countries lacking the capacity to collect, manage and recycle waste. And it spells out the solutions.
Lead Organization: Tearfund, Fauna & Flora International (FFI), WasteAid and The Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
Author: Mari Williams, Rich Gower, Joanne Green
Published on: May 2019
Plastic & Health: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet
This report provides a detailed overview of the health impacts associated with plastic at every stage of its supply chain and lifecycle, and it reveals the numerous exposure routes through which human health is impacted at each stage. It details the physical impacts of ingesting, inhaling, and touching plastic, as well as the toxic chemicals associated with those plastic particles, whether chemical additives, processing agents, or byproducts of plastic.
Lead Organization: Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), Earthworks, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (t.e.j.a.s.), UPSTREAM
Author: David Azoulay, Priscilla Villa, Yvette Arellano, Miriam Gordon, Doun Moon, Kathryn Miller, Kristen Thompson
Published on: February 2019