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EU, UNEP Strengthen Collaboration on Environment, Climate Change - Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

EU, UNEP Strengthen Collaboration on Environment, Climate Change - Sustainable Development Policy & Practice | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
The European Commission and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which lays the foundation for continued collaboration on environment and climate change issues. Under the terms of the MOU, the European Commission and UNEP and will engage in more targeted cooperation on such areas as climate change, green economy, biodiversity and the new mercury convention.
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UNEP to Companies: Report Plastic Use · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

UNEP to Companies: Report Plastic Use · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it

"The total natural capital cost of plastic in the consumer goods industry is more than $75 billion per year, according to research released today by the Plastic Disclosure Project, the UN Environment Programme and natural capital analysts Trucost.

The cost comes from a range of environmental impacts including the harm done by plastic litter to wildlife in the ocean and the loss of resources when plastic waste is sent to landfill rather than being recycled."

The Organic Stream's insight:

Report shows that levels of disclosure on plastic is very low. While there is currently no correlation between disclosure rates and amount of plastic used, it is safe to say that measuring plastic use will enable companies to manage this usage more effectively, and create possibilities in reducing plastic use.

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