Humans today produce 78 million tons of plastic packaging each year. Almost a third of that makes its way into the environment, causing enormous patches of floating refuse in our oceans, for instance, and depositing microplastics on our beaches.
As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe. Published every week, this series charts how businesses and sustainability professionals are working to achieve their ‘Mission Possible’ across the campaign’s five key pillars – energy, resources, infrastructure, mobility and business leadership. As November approaches, momentum continues to build towards COP26. Businesses, governments and regions alike are all keen to showcase their green credentials in the meantime.
Broadening the market potential of plastic recyclates and thereby furthering the uptake of recycled content across Europe is APK AG’s core objective.
A bill calling for the phase-out of single-use plastic products has been filed at the House of Representatives. House Bill No. 8692, or the “Ban on Single-use Plastic Products,” proposed to prohibit enterprises from manufacturing, importing and selling single-use plastics. The bill covers plastic packaging, such as grocery bags; food packaging and containers, water bottles, straws, cups, and sachets.