The war on plastic
5th June 2021 marked the annual World Environment Day; a day led by the United Nations for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment. A key environmental issue today is the ‘plastic planet’, where plastic is both polluting our oceans and natural systems around the world and contributing to higher CO2 emissions. The current way we consume and use plastic, in a linear take-make-waste model, is unsustainable and if it does not change, will have catastrophic results on the environment.
In this blog, we raise awareness of the planet’s need for plastic solutions, scope the size of the market opportunity that the plastic packaging crisis represents and identify the technologies and long-term winners that can help save our planet.