First, Dow has dedicated a significant number of employees and resources to collaborate with our customers, brand owners, policymakers and NGOs with the objective of shifting the plastics value chain toward plastic for a circular world. Our vision is that from design to disposal, the value of plastic is retained, while the burdens placed on the environment are eliminated. More specifically, Dow is:
Dow is taking action to solve this critical problem, and it is important to remember that the most sustainable material for many consumer goods and packaging is plastic – in fact, according to a 2016 study by the firm Trucost, the environmental cost is nearly four times less than it would be if plastics were replaced with other materials. Placing a limit on plastic production does not consider the total environmental impact compared to alternatives, and could result in more harm than good.
For more information on Dow’s actions in plastics sustainability, visit https://dont-waste.dow.com
Outside of reusing, repurposing and recycling in your own daily life, we invite you to join Dow’s #PullingOurWeight campaign. Last year, Dow employees, contractors, retirees, friends and family collected more than 52,500 pounds of litter at 55 cleanups globally. This year, our goal is to collect 100,000 pounds of waste from more than 100 sites around the world with the help of 10,000 participants – doubling our impact from 2018!
Visit https://www.cybergrants.com/ dowcorps to sign up for a cleanup near you.