Global Plastic Leak Project kicks off to tackle plastic and microplastic leakage



Key stakeholders from the private and public sector have become members of the Plastic Leak Project, which will develop robust metrics to locate, measure and map plastic and microplastic pollution across the value chain and define effective actions to fix the problem of plastic leakage into the environment.

Paris, France – February 21, 2019 – Leading environmental sustainability consulting firm Quantis and ecodesign center EA are pleased to announce the official launch of the Plastic Leak Project (PLP), a multi-stakeholder initiative to develop robust metrics to help shape operational solutions and effective actions to address the plastic and microplastic pollution crisis. Convened by Quantis and EA, this global initiative will take an in-depth look at the circular economy of plastics, assess existing knowledge gapsand develop a methodological guide that any company can use to locate, map and assess plastic leakage along their value chain.

The Plastic Leak Project (PLP) is co-founded by Quantis and EA and currently counts 18 members from diverse industries including Adidas, Arla, Cotton Incorporated, Cyclos, Decathlon, The Dow Chemical Company, Eastman, Enel X, European Bioplastics,European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association, Mars Incorporated, McDonald’s Corporation, PlasticsEurope, Sympatex Technologies as well as a strategic committee comprised of international organizations International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Life Cycle Initiative and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The PLP is still open for membership to interested and committed companies.

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