Breaking Free from Single-Use Plastics | DAVOS 2020

World Economic Forum

Jan 24, 2020

The world produces approximately 144 million tonnes of single-use plastic each year, along with a host of other single-use packaging items – such as cups and containers – most of which is neither collected nor recycled. Given the magnitude of this global crisis, how can policy-makers and business leaders tackle the challenge of investing in both waste management and waste prevention? On the Forum Agenda: – Incentivizing shifts in consumer behaviour – Creating new business models and harnessing supply-chain innovation – Addressing bottlenecks in collection infrastructure Speakers: Speakers: Kristin Hughes, Akira Sakano, Al Gore, Francine Lacqua, Tak Niinami, Melati Wijsen The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change.

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