Success with measuring and improving a plastic footprint requires establishing a clear set of targets against which an organization can demonstrate their progress in mitigating the environmental impact of their plastic use. An effective target setting framework is now required the PFN team and advisory committee have united around a vision for bringing the framework forward.
The PFN proposes that the Corporate Accountability Framework under development includes three steps: Reduce, Avoid, and Manage. The steps underpin the Plastic Footprint Networks ongoing focus and efforts around the creation of an effective Plastics Treaty.
While ideal metrics may not exist for all areas of protection, the framework encourages corporate actors to set targets based on existing science, with alignment to the coming UN Treaty goals.
To complete the Corporate Accountability Framework under development, the PFN is developing methodologies for translation, sector-specific reduction pathways, and additionality methodologies, with input from multiple stakeholders.
Co-creating a vision: building blocks for developing plastic pollution target setting aligned to the UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution and mitigation actions led by best-in-class science.
Organizations interested in adding their voice to development of the target setting framework and/or demonstrating leadership as pilot users of the framework, are encouraged to get in touch.
All individuals and organizations that are committed to using robust science and collaboration to create solutions to the plastic pollution crisis are invited to join the Plastic Footprint Network.