Companies must tackle the problem by reducing and reusing first, rather than skipping straight to recycling as the bests solution.
New business models and incentives for consumers are two ways to start.
Retailers that aren't disclosing their plans to reduce or eliminate plastic bag use may be in store for shareholder activism.
Dow, BASF, ExxonMobil, Chevron Phillips and DSM have pledged to fight plastic waste across the value chain.
Plus, NRG proposes a simpler way for companies to procure electricity powered by renewables
And the weakest link? People.
Adding musical motivation is one of the tactics.
Hail the ocean plastics resistance, the recommerce revolution and the product reparability movement.
Less than 10 percent of all plastic produced since 1960 has been reused — which presents a massive opportunity.
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