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6 Ways to Shift Business for Real, Positive Impact
6 Ways to Shift Business for Real, Positive Impact

LEADERSHIP - To answer the call of this climate emergency, we need business to shift from being ‘less negative’ to being ‘for good,’ and to redefine ‘profit’ to include social and environmental benefit.

Nestlé Creates Industry-First, Recyclable Paper Snack Packaging
Nestlé Creates Industry-First, Recyclable Paper Snack Packaging

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Until now, high-speed production of shelf-stable snacks was only achieved using plastic films and laminates.

VEOCEL™ Launches New Certification Criteria to Elevate Sustainability and Biodegradability in Personal Care and Beauty Products
VEOCEL™ Launches New Certification Criteria to Elevate Sustainability and Biodegradability in Personal Care and Beauty Products

PRESS RELEASE - With the new certification scheme for its VEOCEL™ branded fibers, Lenzing establishes its fiber brand as a label of trust for eco-conscious consumers.

US Consumers More Concerned About Ocean Plastic Than Climate Change
US Consumers More Concerned About Ocean Plastic Than Climate Change

WASTE NOT - New study finds bans of single-use plastic and awareness of circular alternatives are breaking through to consumers. The impacts of climate change remain much more intangible.

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PepsiCo’s Multi-Pronged ‘Recycling with Purpose’ Initiative Launches in Peru
PepsiCo’s Multi-Pronged ‘Recycling with Purpose’ Initiative Launches in Peru

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The PepsiCo Foundation’s US$2M grant to Ciudad Saludable will support recyclers and their organizations to become part of the recycling system within the country.

Can Green PE, Better Collection and Recycling Redeem Plastic? Braskem Thinks So
Can Green PE, Better Collection and Recycling Redeem Plastic? Braskem Thinks So

WASTE NOT - As ocean plastic in particular has captured the world’s attention, plastic producers such as Braskem have quickly ramped up efforts to use plastic responsibly and create better alternatives.

SB’19 Detroit: L’Oréal, TerraCycle Illustrate How Products Should Be Made, Packaged
SB’19 Detroit: L’Oréal, TerraCycle Illustrate How Products Should Be Made, Packaged

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The innovators behind Seed Phytonutrients and the Loop reusable packaging platform shared lessons learned, and the potential impacts these disruptive new approaches could hold for their respective industries.

SB’19 Detroit: #BrandsForGood, #Strawless Laying Groundwork for Sustainable Behavior Change
SB’19 Detroit: #BrandsForGood, #Strawless Laying Groundwork for Sustainable Behavior Change

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - On Wednesday, day three of SB’19 Detroit, the focus was on collective brand efforts to create the significant shifts in consumer behavior necessary for The Good Life to become a reality.

Rethinking Vinyl Today to Optimize for Tomorrow
Rethinking Vinyl Today to Optimize for Tomorrow

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - We hear a lot about the use and alternatives of single-use plastic these days. But another type of plastic is embracing a new ambitious business model: Vinyl.

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There’s No Time to Waste, So Let’s Make Time for the Future
There’s No Time to Waste, So Let’s Make Time for the Future

WASTE NOT - When you hear the word “Tupperware,” do you picture leftovers in your grandmother’s fridge? Or perhaps 1960s housewives displaying towers of product at a “Tupperware Party?” It’s time to paint a new picture.

Collaborating for the Better: Helping Consumers Enjoy Convenience with a Clear Conscience
Collaborating for the Better: Helping Consumers Enjoy Convenience with a Clear Conscience

COLLABORATION - One of the biggest challenges today is to encourage both brands and consumers to opt for more sustainable alternatives. Collaboration and alliances with like-minded partners along the value chain can help solve the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.

Q&A: Nat Geo on Its Mission to ‘Activate’ Global Citizens, Drive Change Through Stories
Q&A: Nat Geo on Its Mission to ‘Activate’ Global Citizens, Drive Change Through Stories

LEADERSHIP - National Geographic’s efficacy lies at the nexus of science, entertainment and purpose. We spoke with CMO Jill Cress to learn how this ‘purpose-native’ media giant maximizes its impacts through strategic partnerships.

Trending: Breakthrough Innovations Forging Next-Gen Plastic Recycling Solutions
Trending: Breakthrough Innovations Forging Next-Gen Plastic Recycling Solutions

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Unilever UK solves the problem of rejection of black plastic; while Berkeley Lab’s new circular plastic can be recycled again and again into new materials of any color, shape or form.

Evolving Plastic Packaging Strategies — Beyond the Straw
Evolving Plastic Packaging Strategies — Beyond the Straw

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - With rising demand for plastic, little recycled content and poor recycling rates, companies need to look carefully at their packaging strategies to ensure improvement of packaging design, recycling systems and consumer engagement in recycling.

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WWF’s New ‘ReSource’ to Give Visibility Into Companies’ Progress in Reducing Plastic
WWF’s New ‘ReSource’ to Give Visibility Into Companies’ Progress in Reducing Plastic

MARKETING AND COMMS - ReSource isn’t another commitment or a new partnership, by design: To join, companies have to publicly share data and progress on their plastic-reduction efforts.

The Body Shop’s Fairly Traded Recycled Plastic Highlights Human Side of Plastic Crisis
The Body Shop’s Fairly Traded Recycled Plastic Highlights Human Side of Plastic Crisis

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The Body Shop is launching its first Community Trade Recycled Plastic from Bengaluru, India. Along with fighting plastic pollution, the initiative aims to drive social change and help empower people.

Plastic Straws Are on the Path to Extinction; You’ll Never Guess What’s Next
Plastic Straws Are on the Path to Extinction; You’ll Never Guess What’s Next

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - The global feminine hygiene market accounted for $31.23 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach $62.84 billion by 2026. To stay relevant in this booming sector, investment in developing products responsive to these changing consumer demands is not only smart, it’s imperative.

Of Plastics and People: Suzanne Shelton Shines Light into the Consumer Mind
Of Plastics and People: Suzanne Shelton Shines Light into the Consumer Mind

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Through intensive research, Suzanne Shelton and her firm have gained insight into the ‘what next’ brands are looking for: less conversation, more action. Consumers are actively asking for more sustainable options — not alongside, but in place of traditional products and packaging.

Beverage Giants, L’Oréal, Tupperware Continue Paving Way for Circular Plastics Economy
Beverage Giants, L’Oréal, Tupperware Continue Paving Way for Circular Plastics Economy

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Expanded collaborations aimed at scaling the use of the world’s first enzymatic plastic-recycling technology and introducing recycled polymers into durable storage ware.

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Trending: Billerudkorsnäs, Evian, PepsiCo Aim to Redesign How We Hydrate
Trending: Billerudkorsnäs, Evian, PepsiCo Aim to Redesign How We Hydrate

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - From shrinking jugs to paper bottles to eschewing bottles completely, here are some of the latest ways beverage and packaging giants are innovating to eliminate plastic pollution.

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