Report examines the cost of using plastic as a manufacturing material.
A new report that attempts to analyze the world’s largest companies and their use of plastic as a resource will be “explained for the first time by one of its creators” at the Plasticity Forum
in New York City in June, according to event organizers.
Valuing Plastic: The Business Case for Measuring, Managing and Disclosing Plastic Use in the Consumer Goods Industry was developed by the Plastic Disclosure Project (PDP) in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Richard Mattison, CEO of London-based research firm Trucost.
“Natural capital valuation has the power to help organizations understand their environmental impacts, including pollution of the world’s oceans,” says Mattison. “By putting a financial value on impacts such as plastic waste, companies can further integrate effective environmental management into mainstream business. By highlighting the savings from reuse and recycling, it builds a business case for proactive sustainability improvements.”
The Plasticity Forum is June 24, 2014, at Tribeca Rooftop in New York City. The event’s organizers describe it as “a one-day business event about the future of plastic and where leaders are going with innovation, design, materials, recycling and solutions, so that plastic does not become a waste product and impact our communities and environment.”