Valuing Plastic - The Business Case for Measuring, Managing and Disclosing Plastic Use in the Consumer Goods Industry
We are pleased to announce the launch of the first report on the natural capital cost of plastic, called "Valuing Plastic," in coordination with the Plastic Disclosure Project (PDP), Trucost and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched the world-first report at the U.N. Environmental Assembly in Nairobi in June, 2014. Talks on the report have been given at both Sustainable Brands '14 in San Diego, and the Plasticity Forum in New York, along with various webinars. The report identifies some of the risks and opportunities to brands associated with plastic use. It articulates the business case for measuring, managing and disclosing plastic use, underlined by the new research which identifies $75 billion of annual natural capital costs of plastic use by the consumer goods sector, and annual estimated impact to the ocean of $13bn. The research assesses the plastic use and disclosure of the 100 largest companies in the consumer goods industry. You can download the full report here.
Short summaries of the 16 sectors within the consumer goods industry which were studied can be found here: