This report reveals 30 companies, including ExxonMobil, Dow, and PetroChina, responsible for 58% of the world’s single-use plastic production and what stakeholders must do to force change in face of significant environmental, financial and health risks.
A revival of calls for a global plastic treaty is encouraging. There is a general recognition that there is a global plastic pollution problem, however, despite previous attempts to tackle this, little progress has been made. This time it looks more positive. Negotiating positions are coalescing and a timetable to move forward is solidifying. Planet Tracker examines the state of play.
As brands continue to increase their focus on sustainability, should volume growth still be used by investors in the textile sector as a valuation driver?
This new Planet Tracker report scrutinises the impact of the single-use plastic epidemic on the environment and the companies responsible, what the financial markets are pricing in and how non-executive directors should respond.
To feed 10 billion people in 2050 will require a lot of protein and from a land-use perspective, plants provide the most efficient way to produce this. But this means that as well as shifting our diets we will need to increase crop yields and this will require nitrogen.