Plastics Decoupling Waste and Growth

There has been a general trend regarding average MSW generation increasing with nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of a region or country. The correlation has given rise to hypotheses that affluent societies consume more materials and resources and therefore, have a...

Sanitation and Safety: The Benefits of Plastics

Some plastics are designed to be used once or for a short period of time. Many of these help improve sanitation and safety, while lowering environmental impacts. From healthcare when we’re sick or hurt to keeping our food fresh and free of contaminants, plastic...

Preventing Food Waste

Food waste presents significant financial and environmental impacts. The U.S. economy alone loses more than $200 billion every year to food waste. Plastic packaging helps mitigate this problem by preserving perishable foods and lengthening their shelf life. Beef, for...