November 17, 2021

On Plastic Pollution, Private Companies Can and Must Do More

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

In a paper published in Sustainable Futures, researchers from the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm Environment Institute, and Duke University's Nicholas Institute scanned more than 2,300 corporate reports from the world’s 200 largest companies over a 10-year period to see whether their attention to plastic pollution has changed over the years.

The paper found that corporate reporting on plastics has increased dramatically over the past 10 years. But a closer look underscores great variation among companies active in different sectors and headquartered in different regions.

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