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How to Fuel a Sustainable Future for Packaging
How to Fuel a Sustainable Future for Packaging

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Solving the ongoing packaging conundrum demands a significant shift in how businesses think — moving from a linear to a circular model of operation to improve the amount of packaging that can be reused, recycled and returned to the value chain.

Enterprise-Wide Engagement Unearths Sweeping Solutions for Reining in SO2 Emissions
Enterprise-Wide Engagement Unearths Sweeping Solutions for Reining in SO2 Emissions

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The team at Vestolit — part of polymers, materials and infrastructure leader Orbia — worked closely with the corporate sustainability team to find modifications to plant operations that promise significant reductions in the entire enterprise’s sulphur dioxide emissions.

PCR & Ocean-Bound Plastic Both Have a Place in Sustainable Beauty
PCR & Ocean-Bound Plastic Both Have a Place in Sustainable Beauty

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Big Plastic (and Big Oil) have a five-decade lead and massive economies of scale that will take a little longer to match in terms of costs and simplicity. But working with the right partners and openness to shaking up the status quo is paying off for brands willing to put their principles and profits on equal footing.

Water Wins: When Sustainability Becomes Part of the Company Culture
Water Wins: When Sustainability Becomes Part of the Company Culture

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - “Sustainability is best played together. It's validating to see what we started and see it grow first across the other teams in our plant, and eventually across Lubrizol.” — Kalli Stull

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Transforming Plastic Waste into Asphalt: Paving the Way for Sustainable Roads
Transforming Plastic Waste into Asphalt: Paving the Way for Sustainable Roads

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - In order for truly sustainable and circular systems to be realized, every facet of normal life must be re-considered — from the cars we drive to the roads we drive them on.

Widespread Engagement at Heart of Dow’s Mission to Transform Into a 125-Year-Old Sustainability Leader
Widespread Engagement at Heart of Dow’s Mission to Transform Into a 125-Year-Old Sustainability Leader

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Today, Dow considers its sustainability strategy and business strategy to be one and the same; employees understand that the two can no longer be separate. But, as Global Sustainability Director Haley Lowry explains, this didn’t happen overnight.

Biomimicry Institute Awarded €2.5M to Pilot, Scale Decomposition of Textile Waste
Biomimicry Institute Awarded €2.5M to Pilot, Scale Decomposition of Textile Waste

WASTE NOT - The Design for Decomposition initiative is the next step in the Institute’s effort to transform fashion, stopping millions of tonnes of textile waste escaping into the environment each year.

Full-Circle: AZEK Disrupts PVC Recycling by Revolutionizing Takeback
Full-Circle: AZEK Disrupts PVC Recycling by Revolutionizing Takeback

WASTE NOT - AZEK’s FULL-CIRCLE PVC Recycling program helped it collect approximately 400M pounds of recycled product for reuse in 2020 — with the hope that this entire value-chain approach can disrupt the plastic waste paradigm meaningfully, as AZEK continues to scale up collection and processing.

This Industry-First Online Marketplace Is Helping Companies ‘SourceGreenPackaging’
This Industry-First Online Marketplace Is Helping Companies ‘SourceGreenPackaging’

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The newly launched B2B marketplace helps connect companies with vetted, sustainable, plastic-free packaging options, as well as education on materials and the evolving regulatory landscape.

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Meeting Your Corporate Circularity Commitments: Welcome to the Age of Advanced Recycling
Meeting Your Corporate Circularity Commitments: Welcome to the Age of Advanced Recycling

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - We believe that the solution to stopping plastic waste is understanding that the material is too valuable to be lost in landfills. We can change what is traditionally considered waste and transform it into a valuable, sustainable resource through advanced recycling.

Dramatically Decarbonizing Our World: A Blueprint for Global Circularity
Dramatically Decarbonizing Our World: A Blueprint for Global Circularity

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - With specific investments, partnerships and innovations all directed at the various steps of the plastics system, Dow’s approach provides a blueprint for how industry can build a foundation for a circular economy and the reduction of emissions.

How Companies Are Joining Forces, Closing Loops, Optimizing Outputs in Complex Supply Chains
How Companies Are Joining Forces, Closing Loops, Optimizing Outputs in Complex Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - At SB’21 San Diego, innovators in the agriculture, electronics, food and plastics industries shared lessons learned from a variety of initiatives aimed at closing loops and optimizing value chains for a circular, regenerative future.

Report: US Plastics Production to Outpace Coal in Driving Climate Change by 2030
Report: US Plastics Production to Outpace Coal in Driving Climate Change by 2030

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Beyond Plastics says the report's estimates are conservative; many emissions remain uncounted because current regulations do not require the industry to report them.

Clearing the Way for Action: The Need for Coordination, Consistency to Close the Loop on Plastics
Clearing the Way for Action: The Need for Coordination, Consistency to Close the Loop on Plastics

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Dow aims to not only provide more sustainable products, but to share our expertise to support people and our planet’s wellbeing. For that expertise to reach its highest potential, it must be backed by international cooperation at every level.

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OPLN: Experiential Learning for the Win (or, How to Really Turn the Tide on Global Plastic Pollution)
OPLN: Experiential Learning for the Win (or, How to Really Turn the Tide on Global Plastic Pollution)

COLLABORATION - 2019’s Ocean Plastics Leadership Summit transformed not only its host organization and its 165 participants — it catalyzed action around plastic waste at an unprecedented scale. We caught up with Ocean Plastic Leadership Network founder Dave Ford to learn more.

How Formosa Plastics Is Nurturing Biodiversity in Texas
How Formosa Plastics Is Nurturing Biodiversity in Texas

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - In 2020, the team at the Formosa Agricultural and Environmental Research Center, located at the site of the company’s Texas plant, began concurrent production of honeybees, native flowering plants and native trees as part of an effort to enrich the area’s biodiversity.

Tackling the Unseen Climate Costs of a Plastic Planet
Tackling the Unseen Climate Costs of a Plastic Planet

WASTE NOT - Whether it’s using the carrot of incentives or the stick of regulations, change is possible — and strongly desired. So, what can brands do? Be proactive and make the extra effort to find and choose recycled plastic whenever possible.

SC Johnson, Liverpool FC Team Up to Repurpose Fan Plastic Waste
SC Johnson, Liverpool FC Team Up to Repurpose Fan Plastic Waste

WASTE NOT - In its latest partnership with a professional sports team, SCJ will collect empty plastic bottles from each game for recycling into new Mr Muscle® bottles; as well as promote sustainability, health and hygiene.

How the Tourism Industry Can Help Fight the Plastic Pandemic
How the Tourism Industry Can Help Fight the Plastic Pandemic

WASTE NOT - When COVID hit in 2020, tourism frantically tried to carry on, with hygiene at the crux — often by wrapping everything in plastic. As travel struggles to regain its footing, responsibility and sustainability must once again be given priority to futureproof the industry.

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Partnering Across the Value Chain in India: New Opportunities to Close the Loop
Partnering Across the Value Chain in India: New Opportunities to Close the Loop

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Although progress is being made to advance a circular economy, converting difficult-to-recycle flexible plastics and films, such as plastic bags, into new products has largely been untouched by recycling innovators. Dow, Circulate Capital and Lucro Plast-e-cycle are partnering to change that.

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