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Does Waste Have an Image Problem?
Does Waste Have an Image Problem?

WASTE NOT - For circularity to become mainstream, where nothing is wasted and everything is fed back into the system, it requires businesses to find value in resources already in circulation — and reframe how they perceive waste in the first place.

One Life Is Not Enough for Plastics: How Dow Is Designing for Recyclability
One Life Is Not Enough for Plastics: How Dow Is Designing for Recyclability

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Dow’s Pack Studios has collaborated with consumer brands and helped create products that enable plastic packages to be lighter with the design features consumers want — improving packaging, meeting consumers’ needs and ultimately reducing waste.

Even COVID Can’t Stop Sustainable Packaging
Even COVID Can’t Stop Sustainable Packaging

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - As hopes mount for a new, post-COVID “normal,” many systems are in flux and the state of sustainable packaging is once again in question. How will businesses adapt? Or re-adapt? Or un-adapt? Shelton Group CEO Suzanne Shelton and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s Adam Gendell share their insights.

Trending: Scalable, Circular Solutions Promise to Revolutionize Plastic Packaging
Trending: Scalable, Circular Solutions Promise to Revolutionize Plastic Packaging

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - New innovations from Nature Valley and the winners of Closed Loop Partners’ Beyond the Bag challenge continue to chip away at consumer packaging waste.

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Sika Sarnafil’s Retractable Roof for the Rogers Centre Is a Case Study in Recycling and Reuse
Sika Sarnafil’s Retractable Roof for the Rogers Centre Is a Case Study in Recycling and Reuse

WASTE NOT - When Toronto’s Rogers Centre stadium needed a new roof, the owner turned to Sika Sarnafil — the manufacturer of the original vinyl roof membrane. Choosing a Sarnafil roof provided the additional benefit of the company’s recycling program

AZEK Cracks Recycling Code for Post-Consumer PVC Building Materials
AZEK Cracks Recycling Code for Post-Consumer PVC Building Materials

WASTE NOT - Many plastic-based building materials that could be recycled aren’t, because most companies haven’t yet figured out how. The AZEK Company cracked this code, and diverted nearly 300 million pounds of waste from landfills in 2019.

The Creative Collision of Circular Economy and Supply Chain in the Built Environment
The Creative Collision of Circular Economy and Supply Chain in the Built Environment

SUPPLY CHAIN - The intersection of circular practices and supply chain in the built environment will be a ripe area for innovation as companies look to their real estate portfolios for opportunities to meet their ambitious sustainability commitments by 2030.

New Guidelines, 2020 Brand Audit Aim to Finally Move the Needle on Corporate Plastic Stewardship
New Guidelines, 2020 Brand Audit Aim to Finally Move the Needle on Corporate Plastic Stewardship

WASTE NOT - Since scientists first raised the alarm about plastic pollution in the environment, brands have been slow to respond. Will the 2020 Brand Audit and new plastic-stewardship guidelines help accelerate an overdue shift away from single-use plastic?

Trending: Levi’s, thredUP Fuel Growing Momentum Behind Secondhand Fashion
Trending: Levi’s, thredUP Fuel Growing Momentum Behind Secondhand Fashion

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The launch of the Levi’s Secondhand marketplace and the rebrand of thredUP reflect growing consumer support of a circular economy and pride in wearing used clothes.

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Why Collaboration Is Crucial for Plastics Industry Disruption
Why Collaboration Is Crucial for Plastics Industry Disruption

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - To date, plastic recycling has nibbled around the edges. Just like with the climate crisis — no single nation or company can fix our plastic pollution problem on its own; success will only be realized via coordinated efforts.

Hey, Milton … Here We Are, After 50 Years of Friedmanomics
Hey, Milton … Here We Are, After 50 Years of Friedmanomics

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - What is the responsibility of business? Fifty years on, it’s clear there’s more to the answer than you thought.

Is Plastics Recycling Still a Lie?
Is Plastics Recycling Still a Lie?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - More and more plastic is finally being recovered and recycled by companies that share Oceanworks’ commitment to ensuring that this feedstock becomes — and remains — a first choice for the industry going forward.

What Is Ocean-Bound Plastic? And Does It Really Matter?
What Is Ocean-Bound Plastic? And Does It Really Matter?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - To fully address the plastic waste challenge, it is urgent to capture as much of it as possible. Diverting ocean-bound plastics is a worthy cause, but it only scratches the surface of the broader challenge of mismanaged waste.

McDonald’s, Loop Partner on Industry-First Cup Return Scheme
McDonald’s, Loop Partner on Industry-First Cup Return Scheme

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Beginning in 2021, McDonald's customers in select UK restaurants will be able to choose a reusable hot beverage cup, which can be returned to be sanitized and reused.

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Report: Unlocking Manufacturer Innovation Key to Achieving Circular Fashion
Report: Unlocking Manufacturer Innovation Key to Achieving Circular Fashion

SUPPLY CHAIN - With the COVID-19 and climate crises threatening industry’s dominant business model — which is based on continued growth in production — circular models will need to be at the heart of fashion’s growth plans going forward.

Planned Obsolescence and Your Right to Repair
Planned Obsolescence and Your Right to Repair

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Have you ever wondered why some consumer goods don't last? From cell phones to household appliances and clothing to automobile tires, some products we use every day could last much longer. But they don't.

US Plastics Pact Aims to Ignite Further Change Toward Circular Economy for Plastic
US Plastics Pact Aims to Ignite Further Change Toward Circular Economy for Plastic

COLLABORATION - 60+ brands, retailers, government agencies, and NGOs collaborate to advance all plastic packaging to become reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.

Fashion, Beauty Brands Pushing the Envelope with Sustainable Packaging Stories
Fashion, Beauty Brands Pushing the Envelope with Sustainable Packaging Stories

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Sustainable packaging is on track to becoming the norm in both industries, leaving the thing that sets brands apart as the way they communicate the message.

New Innovations Simplify Ocean Plastic Supply Chain
New Innovations Simplify Ocean Plastic Supply Chain

SUPPLY CHAIN - Incorporating recycled ocean plastics into products is no longer a risky affair, and more brands are following in the footsteps of earlier pioneers to revolutionize their own product lines and story with these salvaged materials.

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Interior Design Firm’s Product Exchange Minimizes Construction & Demolition Waste
Interior Design Firm’s Product Exchange Minimizes Construction & Demolition Waste

WASTE NOT - Schott Design’s product exchange program, SchottXchange, goes beyond its carpet reclamation and recycling efforts on its projects to facilitate the reuse of items within or between buildings, diverting materials from the landfill.

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