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Plastic Pollution and the Planetary Emergency


The report pulls together recent scientific data on the broad impact of plastics on climate, biodiversity, human health, the environment, and planetary stability to ‘sound the alarm’ on the pollution caused by plastics throughout their lifecycles. ‘Connecting the Dots’ makes recommendations on how to design and ensure effective, long-term and collaborative global policy which considers plastic pollution as a threat to planetary boundaries and takes into account its knock-on impacts on other environmental crises. It concludes that only an ambitious new global treaty with key provisions such as urgently eliminating the discharge of plastics into the environment, phasing down plastic production to sustainable levels and promoting the upscaling of reuse, refill and traditional packaging systems worldwide is capable of addressing the current crisis.

Lead Organization: Environmental Investigation Agency UK (EIA UK)

Author: Environmental Investigation Agency UK (EIA UK)

Published on: January 2022

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EXPOSED: Amazon’s enormous and rapidly growing plastic pollution problem


Oceana estimates that up to 23.5 million pounds of Amazon’s plastic packaging waste entered and polluted the world’s waterways and oceans in 2020, the equivalent of dumping a delivery van payload of plastic into the oceans every 67 minutes. The report exposes Amazon’s empty recycling promises. The rapidly growing plastic pollution crisis needs to be solved by major plastic polluters like Amazon taking steps to reduce plastics. The report calls on Amazon to reduce its plastic footprint by offering plastic-free packaging as an option at checkout, consistently reporting on its plastic footprint, and eliminating plastic packaging.

Lead Organization: Oceana

Author: Oceana

Published on: December 2021

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Plan The Ban


As discussions around plastics become more global, we are pleased to present to you our new report 'Plan the Ban' undertaken in 4 cities in India (Pune, Indore, Delhi and Nainital). It is the first of its kind, measuring the impact of removing plastics as a waste and, thereby, as a source of income for wastepicker communities. We found that plastic waste constitutes about 40-60% income earned by waste pickers. Therefore, we require an approach that focuses on mitigating plastics in a phased-out manner while also finding new avenues of green livelihoods for wastepickers to prevent livelihood losses for the community.

Lead Organization: Chintan Environment Research and Action Group

Author: Bharati Chaturvedi

Published on: December 2021

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India Brand Audit Report


by Kashtakari Panchayat, India | November 2021

Lead Organization: Kashtakari Panchayat

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Published on: November 2021

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Mexico Brand Audit Report


by Fronteras Comunes, Mexico | November 2021

Lead Organization: Fronteras Comunes

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Published on: November 2021

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Denmark Brand Audit Report


by Plastic Change, Denmark | October 2021

Lead Organization: Plastic Change

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Published on: October 2021

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