LAUSANNE – Sustainability consulting group Quantis and ecodesign centre EA has developed and released a methodology for brands and manufacturers that it says will address plastic leakage, on both a macro and micro scale, in corporate value chains.
Developed over the past 12 months with support from 35 partners – including the likes of Adidas, Decathlon, RadiciGroup and Sympatex Technologies – this four-stage approach will enable companies the world over to combat plastic pollution within their supply chains which, in new case studies, has been found to stem largely from a products end-of-life.
“Plastic pollution is a hot-button issue for businesses across sectors,” said Quantis senior sustainability consultant and Plastic Leak Project lead, Laura Peano. “Companies have made bold commitments to address their plastic leakage. To ensure their efforts are focused on areas of greatest impact, they need data-driven solutions.”