Personal Care Companies Take on Plastic Wastes
A number of personal care and consumer goods companies are among the founding members of a global alliance dedicated to ending plastic waste.
The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) consists of nearly 30 member companies who have committed more than $1 billion, with the goal of investing $1.5 billion over the next five years in the effort to end plastic waste in the environment, particularly in the ocean.
Founding members include BASF, Clariant, DSM, Henkel, LyondellBasell, Procter & Gamble and SABIC.
AEPW has also announced an initial set of projects and collaborations to help end plastic waste, including:
In the coming months, AEPW will make additional investments to drive progress in four key areas:
“Everyone agrees that plastic waste does not belong in our oceans or anywhere in the environment. This is a complex and serious global challenge that calls for swift action and strong leadership. This new alliance is the most comprehensive effort to date to end plastic waste in the environment,” said David Taylor, chairman of the board, president and CEO of Procter & Gamble, and chairman of the AEPW. “I urge all companies, big and small and from all regions and sectors, to join us.”