White paper

Regulation risks less sustainable alternatives to plastic

Over the past couple of years plastics have become the public face of the waste pollution crisis, prompting an
unprecedented consumer and regulatory backlash that shows no sign of stopping. Industry is responding by switching to other materials without considering their environmental impact relative to plastics, or whether sufficient local waste collection systems are in place.

The White paper authored by Mark Victory highlights the gap in consumer understanding of the relative environmental impact of nonplastic alternatives and the unintended consequences this is having across the recycling industries.