Recap of Main Points

Topic Progress:

This course has focused on the impact of plastics and packaging and why the construction industry needs to reduce its consumption of plastics and packaging

To recap what we have learnt about plastics and packaging:

Plastic pollution is a serious global issue.
The construction industry is the second largest consumer of plastic in the UK.
The construction industry needs to reduce its consumption of plastics and packaging.
More than eight billion tonnes of plastic has been produced since the 1950s.
Globally, only 9% of all plastic ever produced has been recycled.
Plastic pollution is detrimental to the natural environment and to human health.
Sites, companies and suppliers need to avoid consuming single-use plastics and use sustainable alternatives instead.
Sites, companies and suppliers need to implement circular economy principles and improve waste management to reduce plastic and packaging waste.