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An article by the Chairman of the Oxo-
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MacArthur Report Discredited
The OPA can reveal that the Ellen MacArthur Foundation consulted the renowned polymer scientist, Professor. Ignacy Jakubowicz before publication of their report, but they did not publish his advice. See reply from Professor Jakubowicz to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation dated 21st August 2017. Lawyers associated with an OPA member pointed out that the report was inaccurate and defamatory. The report has now been removed from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation website.
Are we there yet? (New analysis by experts in ocean currents from the Grantham Institute at Imperial College, London (July 2016) –
This report advocates a circular economy for plastics, as opposed to the linear economy of make, use and dispose which we have at present. We agree with this, but it obviously applies only to plastics which can be collected. According to the report, as estimated 32% of plastics and plastic packaging escapes the collection system globally, generating high costs and reducing the productivity of vital natural systems such as the ocean and clogging urban infrastructure.
Chicago legislator Joe Moreno is right to propose that oxo-