Regulation risks less sustainable alternatives to plastic


The world is on the verge of a waste crisis and our collective actions in the next few years will determine the future of our planet. Plastics have become the very public face of this crisis. Regulatory and consumer pressure is stronger than it’s ever been.

Plastic alternatives, though, can have a higher environmental impact because of their increased weight and CO2 usage. Legislation that solely penalises the plastics industry rather than a science-based life-cycle impact led approach risks worsening the problem.

In this white paper, we take a look at recent legislative announcements, the impact they’ve had on recycling markets and the current state of waste collection in Europe.

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