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Plastic Recycling November 27, 2020 08:00:23 PM

Henkel Reiterates Commitment to Tackle Plastic Waste on a Global Scale

Paul Ploumis
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In addition, it will also result in creation of level-playing field across the plastic value chain.

Henkel Reiterates Commitment to Tackle Plastic Waste on a Global Scale

SEATTLE (Scrap Monster): Henkel, Germany-headquartered chemical and consumer goods company announced that it has joined with 28 other major businesses, in demand for an international treaty to address plastic pollution.

According to reports, Henkel, along with other companies has called upon the governments to negotiate and agree on a UN treaty on plastic pollution. Such an agreement is expected to harmonize the regulatory standards of different countries, thereby establishing common action plan and methodologies in their fight against plastic waste. In addition, it will also result in creation of level-playing field across the plastic value chain.

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It must be noted that a recent report by Ellen MacArthur Foundation too had highlighted on the need for such an international agreement.

Sylvie Nicol, Member of the Henkel Management Board responsible for Human Resources and Sustainability noted that the company recognizes the responsibility to address plastic waste and takes necessary action. However, actions by individual businesses will not suffice. A global framework will help to coordinate stakeholder actions and address the problem at a larger scale, Nicol added.

As per estimates, approximately 11 million metric tons of plastic leak into the environment every year.

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