15 Aug '11, 4pm

New global initiative asks companies to assess their ‘plastic footprint’ #plastics

15 Aug 2011: Initiative Asks Companies To Assess Their ‘Plastic Footprint’ An international initiative this fall will encourage hundreds of organizations to assess their use and recycling of plastics in a push to call more attention to the vast amounts of plastic waste entering the Facing the Dirty Truth About Recyclable Plastics The recyclable plastic bags you get at the green grocer are not biodegradable. But product life-cycle assessments, which are about to become more common, fail to consider whether those bags will break down in landfills or just end up as litter. READ THE e360 REPORT environment. While many companies and organizations are familiar with their “carbon footprint” and are taking steps to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, the founders of the Plastic Disclosure Project say there is less awareness of just how many non-biodegradable plastics in the glo...

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