Report: Rethinking single use plastics

03 September 2018

Recently Citi published a report entitled ‘Rethinking single use plastics’. Roughly half of global consumer packaging is made of plastic and over a third of resin that is produced by chemical companies goes into packaging end markets. Plastics have been steadily gaining share from other packaging materials over the last 50 years. However, environmental concerns around landfill contamination have grown steadily, with a great deal of recent attention on ocean contamination.
As plastics face increased regulatory and consumer scrutiny, substrates including metal, glass, and paper may potentially be positioned to gain back some market share (News Item Citi, 28 August 2018).
Click here for the news item.
Click here for the report (4.58 MB).
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