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The U.S. is Too Slow in Adopting Plastic Alternatives

The Plastic Free Foundation has created Plastic-Free July to reduce the use of single-use plastic and encourage the use of more responsible alternatives.

As You Sow, a nonprofit focused on corporate social responsibility, recently released the report Waste & Opportunity 2020, which grades 50 large-scale U.S. consumer companies in the beverage, quick-service restaurant, consumer packaged goods and retail sectors. 

“The report concludes that companies are far too slow in adopting responsive actions and promoting reusability, recyclability, or compostability, and failing to shift away from wasteful packaging toward circular models that prioritize absolute reduction,” said Conrad MacKerron, As You Sow’s Senior Vice President and lead author of the report.

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