15 Aug '11, 10pm

Newest Corporate Survey to Focus on Plastic Use

Newest Corporate Survey to Focus on Plastic Use

Back in September, we told you about a new project aimed at measuring and reporting corporate plastic use. The Plastic Disclosure Project (PDP) landed in the news again yesterday with a story in the New York Times that offered more details on the initiative. In October, the Times reported, companies will begin receiving surveys asking about how much plastic they use, how much is recycled and whether they are taking steps to reduce use. The PDP, modeled after the annual questionnaire sent from the Carbon Disclosure Project on greenhouse gas emissions, is designed to get companies thinking about the mountains of plastic they use every year, the vast majority of which is not recycled. The PDP is backed by investors, according to the Ocean Recovery Alliance , the Hong Kong-based organization that will operate the project. Credit Suisse was an early supporter and has committed ...

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