Plastic Footprint

It is estimated that between 1950 and 2015, 8.3 billion tons of plastic were produced, of which only 7% were recycled. About half of the plastic we produce today is discarded after only one use.
A paradigm shift in the way in which plastic is produced, used and discarded is required to mitigate the current crisis of plastic pollution. In particular, oceans receive 10 million tons of plastic per year. At this rate, the mass of marine plastic will exceed that of the fish in 2050

Objectives

Equipping public and private organizations with accurate and updated data is essential to set mitigation goals and monitor progress over time. The calculation of the plastic footprint is the first step towards the 3R: reduce, reuse and recycle. This will allow the company to limit its impact on the environment and human health.

Methodology

ALLCOT measures plastic footprints on a business and sectoral scale using the life cycle methodology (LCA), focused on the consumption of plastic. In addition to the questionnaire, the analysis is complemented by an on-site visit and interviews (production plants, logistics centers, etc.) The calculation takes into account macro plastics and primary microplastics.

Through a detailed questionnaire, we put the magnitude of the use of plastic in the radar of organizations.

These are the scopes of our plastic footprint services:

  • Inventory of use and disposal of plastics.
  • Inventory of “leaks” of plastic in the environment.
  • Plastic footprint reduction strategy.

Benefits

Equipping public and private organizations with accurate and updated data is essential to set mitigation goals and monitor progress over time. The calculation of the plastic footprint is the first step towards 3R: reduce, reuse and recycle. This will allow the company to limit its impact on the environment and human health.

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