August 4

Analysis: Plastics, the Circular Economy and Global Trade

By World Economic Forum Editor

Plastic pollution has become a pressing challenge with damaging effects on human health and environmental well-being. Many governments are seeking ways to decrease single-use plastics and firms are working towards developing more closed-loop plastics to build sustainable value chains. There remains, however, a pressing need to ramp up the “3Rs” – reduce, reuse, and recycle. There is an important cross-border component to doing so.

Photo courtesy of Sri Lanka.

Source: World Economic Forum (link opens in a new window)

circular economy, ESG, recycling