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 0.6
1950
              2017
53
Decomposition of marine debris
                                                                    Cotton t-shirt
Plastic bag
Aluminium can
Plastic bottle
Fishing line
                               0 100
200 300
Years
400 500 600
 Steps to address the problem
                           Increase producer responsibility
Introduce taxes on plastic waste
Switch to less damaging alternatives for single- use plastic
Reduce spills
of plastic pellets
Improve marine clean-up efforts
Incentivise use
of recycled plastic
Set up packaging deposit schemes
Recognise the economic value of ‘waste’
Develop compostable plastics
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  Plastic per person
(kilograms)
  70-80%
Landfilled or in land environments
10-15%
2-3%
Rathbone Greenbank's approach
We assess the social and environmental performance of companies and look to invest in those delivering
a positive impact for people and the planet. How companies manage resources and waste feeds into this assessment.
Sources:
Geyer et al (2017); Natural Resources Protective Association; OECD; Surfers Against Sewage; UN Environment.
10-15%
We encourage companies
to move from linear ‘take-make- dispose’ models of resource consumption to more circular ways of doing business.
For further information, visit
rathbonegreenbank.com/ the-circular-economy
     Recycled
Incinerated
Enters the sea
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