Plastic Waste
Makers Index

Revealing the source of the single-use plastics crisis

The source
of plastic waste

Find out which companies hold the fate of the world’s single-use plastic crisis in their hands and ask them to change.

Explore the
data

Follow the paper trail yourself to find out who produces the single-use plastic you use everyday and the financial institutions who fund and enable its production.

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Report highlights

In this report we outline five major findings. We unveil the companies who produce the vast majority of single use plastic waste globally and the financial institutions who enable them. We assess the companies who are making real steps towards a circular plastic economy, and project growth of single-use plastic production.

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Methodology

We have unearthed evidence which tracks plastic polymers as they leave the factories, follows them as they are traded around the world and converted into single-use plastics, and reveals where they are finally used and thrown away.

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About the report

Minderoo Foundation’s ‘Plastic Waste-Makers Index’ was developed in partnership with Wood Mackenzie, experts from the London School of Economics, the Stockholm Environment Institute and others.

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