Plastics And Sustainability: A Valuation Of Environmental Benefits, Costs And Opportunities For Continuous Improvement

Rick Lord, Libby Bernick, Grace Kao, Sid Joshi, Gautham P, Caroline Bartlett, Steven Bullock, Beth Burks, Christopher Baldock, James Richens, Rebecca Edwards, and Sarah Aird

Research Organisation

Report Date
July 1, 2016

Release Date
Oct. 9, 2017

Document summary

This study, which builds on research done for UNEP in 2014 uses Trucost’s natural capital valuation framework to value the environmental costs of plastic and its alternatives, and consider how more sustainable practices could help reduce the environmental costs of plastic use in the consumer products sector.