Focus On: The Plastic Disclosure Project
This weekend, The Guardian UK ran a story on the Plastic Disclosure Project, which launched last October in an effort to close the plastics manufacturing loop. Writer Ben Schiller explains:
Doug Woodring, a campaigner in Hong Kong, says one answer is to bring greater accountability to the use of plastics. He is asking companies, and other major plastic consumers, to disclose how much plastic they are using, in the hope that measuring is the first step to minimising, re-using, and finding alternatives. His Plastic Disclosure Project, launched last October, aims to emulate the success of the Carbon Disclosure Project, which now counts more than 3,000 organisations as members and is widely credited with driving carbon reductions at a company level. More broadly, he is trying to establish the concept of a "plastics footprint" alongside the carbon footprint, and more recently, the water footprint.