Plastics Assn's tout energy recovery as a solution to prevent marine litter

At the 24th Global Meeting on Plastics and Sustainability, some of the world's biggest plastics associations announced continued progress since the launch of the Global Declaration of the Plastics Associations for Solutions on Marine Litter in March 2011, which at that time identified 100 projects. There are now more than 140 industry projects tackling marine litter.

At the three-day meeting, participants also discussed strategies to address sustainability and called on other plastics producers, as well as brand owners, retailers and institutions, to consider undertaking similar efforts. Plastics associations from Malaysia, Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, India, Japan, South Africa and the U.S. analyzed current projects to prevent littering, with a specific emphasis on plastic. As a result they called for improvements in plastic resource recovery and waste management, since 80% of marine litter originates from land....

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