Consumers Turn to Manufacturers for Action on Plastics.


Byline: Sarah Feldman

Today, the most ambitious law to ban single-use plastics could pass in California. The two bills on the legislators' table would plan to reduce 75 percent of plastic waste in the state within 10 years. Companies could only use plastics for packaging sold and distributed in-state that are fully recyclable or compostable by 2030 if the laws go through.

Impacting both how manufactures and governments take on the issue of waste, the strikes at a central break in how global consumers think plastic waste should be dealt with. Half of the consumers surveyed across 24 different countries believe that manufacturers should act on plastic waste, according to Kantar. Only about a quarter of consumers felt that governments should...

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