Recently, the city of Davos witnessed a huge movement towards environmental safety when 40 largest multinationals of this planet came together to find better ways to consume and make plastic waste that threatens the global eco-system. The plan was declared at the World Economic Forum where some very high positioned executives came together a few days ahead of Donald Trump’s swear-in ceremony. The man shows high concern on environmental issues and wants to work seriously in this direction.
One of the biggest polluted spots on this planet are the oceans that are getting clogged with the accumulation of more and more plastic over their surface. If this goes unchecked, the oceans will have more plastic than fishes by end of 2050, therefore, serious action needs to be taken in this regard. The call for this movement was made by a British philanthropist and sailor, Ellen MacArthur who brought in companies like Procter and Gamble and Unilever to commit for better practices related to the environment. Unilever ensured that it will ensure to make all its plastic packaging recyclable, reusable, and compostable by 2025.
Figure: Multinational Start Working On Getting Rid Of Ocean Clogging Plastic
The Davos Initiative states that around 20 percent of world’s plastic can be reused for other purposes while 50 percent can be recycled in place of infesting landfills and suffocating wildlife in the water bodies. But WEF says, “Even then without fundamental redesign and innovation, the remaining 30 percent of plastic packaging (by weight) will never be recycled and the equivalent of 10 billion garbage bags per year will be destined to landfill or incineration.” MacArthur further adds, “The ‘New Plastics Economy’ initiative has attracted widespread support, and across the industry we are seeing strong initial momentum and alignment on the direction to take.”
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