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Report identifies 20 companies responsible for over half of single-use plastic waste

CNBC Correspondent Sam Meredith interviews SEI’s Toby Gardner on the results of The Plastic Waste Makers Index, published by The Minderoo Foundation with support from SEI researchers.

Published on 18 May 2021
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Annika Flensburg

The Plastic Waste Makers Index reveals the largest contributors to the global plastic waste crisis. Only 20 companies – supported by a small group of financial backers – are responsible for producing over 50 percent of ‘throwaway’ single-use plastic that ends up as waste worldwide.

This is the first-time the financial and material flows of single-use plastic production have been mapped globally and traced back to their source,

Toby Gardner, Director of Trase and Senior Research Fellow at SEI


Toby Gardner
Toby Gardner

Senior Research Fellow

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