Developments in Substrate Technologies I - The Shifting Sands on Single Use Plastics – Navigating Regulation, Legislation and Consumer Opinion

The pressure on single-use plastics continues, in the last 12 months more countries and municipalities have banned the sale of certain single-use plastics and there seems to be an endless wave of consumer awareness of plastics in the ocean and marine litter.

This paper will try to provide the latest information on where regulation and legislation activities are today in North America and in other parts of the world. It will also highlight the positioning that key retailers are taking in response to both this & potentially more importantly the opinions of their customers, all from the perspective of the consumer wipes business.

A summary and assessment of the nonwovens industry response to these pressures will be provided along with a roadmap for potential technology solutions and their relative merits.