Solving the plastic pollution problem - Federated Hermes

Plastic and packaging pollution is one of the most pressing global environmental threats and has become a material issue for investors.

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... Plastic and packaging pollution is one of the most pressing global environmental threats and has become a material issue for investors. Only 14% of estimated plastic packaging is recycled globally. Of the remainder, around 14% is incinerated, 40% is landfilled and 32% is ‘leaked’ to the environment. On the 22nd April, as millions across the world commemorated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Aaron Hay, Lead Engager – Fixed Income and Lisa Lange, Engagement Professional for EOS, at the International Business of Federated Hermes, looked at the key risks and opportunities for investors in global plastics in their latest paper.

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