Businesses in the plastics industry are facing a dual challenge of decarbonising and reducing plastic waste while navigating through evolving regulatory requirements that address these challenges. The pressure for mandatory emissions disclosure continues to grow as the world strives for net zero and scrutiny builds over true carbon costs. Meanwhile, companies must respond to public and consumer pressure, passing pressure up the value chain. Recycling will continue to be a critical element of the plastics industry sustainability. However, supply with be constrained in the coming years for many domestic markets as imports begin to fill the gap. The question remains of how ocean shipping emissions will impact green credentials for brands and affect carbon-reduction targets?