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ECS reflects on COP26 non-action

ECS reflects on COP26 non-action

March 25, 2022

The UK remanufacturer has noted that it has been over 130 days since one of the world’s major events that many hoped would shape the future of the planet took place, yet very little has been done of note thus far.

In these 130 days, many notable events have taken place in the world, but very little has been done or said regarding the goals and expectations that were outlined during COP26. The company reflects that once again this is leaving the future to remanufacturers and recyclers alike to try and make their own impression on the plastic pollution that plagues the earth.

Effective Consumable Solutions (UK) (ECS) added that among the many promises and pledges included more than 40 countries who pledged to quit coal, more than 140 countries agreeing to end deforestation, more than 100 agreeing to slash methane emissions, over 30 countries to phase out new gasoline-powered vehicles as well as plenty of net-zero pledges.

Chris Fink, Director of ECS, said: “Thus far, very little has been done to justify one of the largest scale global gatherings we’ve seen. Despite many agreements and promises being made they are simply that; promises. At the moment, particularly within our industry, we’ve seen very little to no change at all, which isn’t surprising considering the voluntary, non-legally binding nature of the COP agreements.”

The remanufacturer pointed to COP26 Alok Sharma’s statement that stated the conference had fulfilled its pledge to “keep alive” the hope of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees, but the pulse is weak and will “only survive if we keep our promises.”

Fink commented: “Without reading too much into this statement, it seems so far that we as remanufacturers and recyclers in the print industry have been very much left to our own devices when it comes to enforcing and encouraging others to use our solutions with very little help in terms of new laws and regulations from government and environmental authorities.”

ECS added that it continues to operate at the forefront of the campaign for a UK circular economy, encouraging the market to invest in remanufactured solutions and compliant recycling schemes such as their own The Greener Side.

Categories : Around the Industry

Tags : Business Cartridges COP26 ECS Plastic Pollution Remanufacturing

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