The Plasic Disposal Project, which launches next month, plans to call out the companies that are contributing to the environmental problem of plastic waste.More than 40 years ago, The Graduate added the iconic phrase, "Just one word: plastics," to pop culture. Today, plastic's everywhere. Its durability and low cost has made it the go-to material for disposable packaging. But that convenience also has led company after company to produce piles of plastic, choking landfills and endangering our environment.

Now, the public is about to find out exactly which of those businesses aren't cleaning up after themselves.

Watch Out, Corporate Plastic Junkies

We produce about 300 million tons of plastic annually, and a mere 10% of that gets recycled. Where does the rest go? Experts believe that about 7 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year. That's how horrifying areas like the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a morass that may encompass roughly 3.5 million tons of trash, have come to pass.

You may be personally vigilant about tossing your plastic bottles into the recycling bin. You may even know which of your neighbors to approach about getting on the recycling bandwagon. But what about the companies you patronize -- or the ones you invest in?

When the Plastic Disclosure Project launches next month, it may become easier to find out which companies are doing their part when it comes to plastic waste. In effect, the project will call out some of the biggest plastic producers for their abuse of the petroleum-based substance. This initiative will question many companies and other entities on their use of plastic, and most likely raise general awareness of the material's downside.

This Is No Enviro-Hippy Movement

Surprisingly, the Plastic Disclosure Project enjoys strong backing from investors.

Big shareholders have become increasingly aware that sustainable practices benefit companies' bottom lines, and that how well or poorly a company treats the environment can affect its potential liability and its goodwill among consumers. Thus, a backlash against a company outed as a plastic junkie could besmirch plastic abusers' reputations -- and profits.

Big Corporations Getting on Board

In response to this growing trend, some companies are making varying degrees of progress in reducing waste, increasing recycling and ultimately lessening exposure to the risk of a plastic glut.

Environmental activist and shareholder advocacy organization As You Sow recently released its third Waste and Opportunity: U.S. Beverage Container Recycling Scorecard and Report, which gave beverage giants PepsiCo (PEP) and Coca-Cola (KO) overall B- grades on their overall recycling efforts.

Pepsi boasts the highest levels of recycled PET, clocking in at 10% across its product lines, and says it's committed to increasing this percentage. Meanwhile, both Coke and Pepsi are trying to launch plant-based bottles for their products. Metabolix (MBLX) is teaming up with giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) to bring bioplastics to the market.

Investors should be relieved if they own shares of the companies that are already trying to take responsibility reduce the world's plastics glut. Soon, big business's plastic junkies will be exposed. And the results probably won't be pretty.

Motley Fool analyst Alyce Lomax owns no shares of any of the companies mentioned in her personal portfolio. The Motley Fool owns shares of PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of PepsiCo and Coca-Cola, as well as creating a diagonal call position in PepsiCo.

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Red Plague

This is what U get America from the Bush Nostradamus Clown administration -
• Oil Midgets - A polluted America & Oceans desecrated with oil all over the Earth & it’s animals. The corrupt Red Plague PIGGS keep the price of gas HIGH when the cost of a barrel of oil is low.
• NRA PIGGS - The freedom to PROMOTE the MURDER of Christs creations & lives of other species with weapons.
• Plundering the beauty of America to reckless development and PIGGS for GREED.
• Employing a CORRUPT SEC to help drain and loot the worlds savings and destroy 9000 prosecuting documents. THIS IS A PIGG stain on America.

These things do not follow Christ’s plan.
U do not ACCEPT Christ thus U shall SUCK on Satan. THE Masturbating left hand of Satan Rises and the right hand of Good Man across the world descends.
Koranieville LUVS U Wall Alley PIGGS and weds u Forever.
The Wall Alley PIGG mafia GETS NUKED IN NYC and 200 million Americans CANNOT wait for Satan to cananbalize his PIGGS. Beware NYC PIGGS – paranoid before u enter and before u leave that building, but no matter as YOUR HOMES PIGGS ARE NOW OURS. WE KNOW WHERE ALL U RED PLAGUE and Wall Alley PIGGS live. Try keeping 200 million out U PIGGS.
Marked for DEATH by the Beast:
• Montana & Idaho – States that MURDER Wolves. These are AMERICAN PIGG states that are run by PIGGS.
• US states of the PIGG – and many more sick states run by old sick people that murder the creations of Christ.
• GS, NYC Wall Alley PIGGS (parasitic leeches) – To BE NUKED
• Red Plague (once called republican party)
• Americas Gulf after 500 wolves murdered
• Iceland
• British PIGG Britain
• United States
EVIL Man gets rewarded in 2011, 201x, 201.

August 18 2011 at 11:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Red Plague

Dear Senator Bill Nelson,
If U are a Criminal for Satan then today’s market move was quite predictable as the United States continues to launder and SHORT Americas & the WORLDS money for their OWN EVIL and sodomizing ways.
AMERICA has turned into an EVIL PIGG with Red Plague and Wall Alley PIGGS that pray for Satan and will kneel before him as he plunges his anal serpentine trident through them and their bloodlines.
Satan takes ALL.
America wants THIS PHU*KING SEC PIGG DISSOLVED. They conspire with the Wall Alley PIGG to MARK individuals and investors. They conspire to SHORT our economy. They conspire and shred 9000 documents leading to Broker , Hedge Fund & bank prosecutions and other financial prosecutions.
THIS IS A PHU*KING PIGG brought to U by the Red Plague and the Wall Alley and Financial PIGGS of America.
The greatest financial minds of the world USE their talents CRIMINALLY instead of for Goodness. Other Countries STOP the shorting, but NOT THE US who protect it LIKE it’s their NOSE DUST and allow criminally run entities to steer our markets DOWN and into THEIR BANK ACCOUNTS.
Wall Alley is criminally run to drain and launder Good America's savings. They can see everything Good America invests and they coordinate and move our markets TO MAKE THEIR OWN CHARTS and in their direction to take away our savings.
• Middle East - U Wall Alley PIGGS and Red Plague illegally SHORT our Koranie & THE World.
• Russia - U Wall Alley PIGGS and Red Plague illegally SHORT our roobull.
• U Wall Alley PIGGS and Red Plague illegally SHORT our yuanie. The new world currency is going 2 b Chinese if u did not know. Chinese take American women and put to work in rice patties.
Do U like it China & Russia & North Korea when Red plague calls U communist PIGGS?
Do U like it Middle East when Red Plague PIGGS do decadant and lewd things with your Koranie during their daily sheep & goat ********** events? SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODOMY says da sheep.
The Wall Alley PIGGS & Red Plague are the #1 world terrorist target with barbecue pork hot n spicy is how Satan and his Legion LIKES IT.
Broken and unrepairable PIGGS of GREED & Sodomy & oily filth. Bounties placed on the Wall Alley & Red Plague PIGGS heads.

Red Plague Administration walks America into Chapter 11 after 8 years and a PATHETIC JOBLESS ECONOMY

August 18 2011 at 11:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You inferior dustbile slugs have no business blogging on my site !

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