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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.

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.

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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.

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.

Trending: Cannabis Companies Cultivating Circular, Degradable Packaging Solutions
Trending: Cannabis Companies Cultivating Circular, Degradable Packaging Solutions

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - As the cannabis industry continues to proliferate, so, too, does it packaging waste. But more and more companies are taking a long view, incorporating sustainability into their products and processes.

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Chemical Recycling of Plastic: Waste No More?
Chemical Recycling of Plastic: Waste No More?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - When it comes to the circular economy transition, plastics recycling is as much of a challenge as an opportunity. Could chemical recycling make the plastics value chain more circular whilst providing a profitable new industry branch?

‘Round and ‘Round We Finally Go: Why I Believe We’ll Achieve a Circular Economy, Part 1
‘Round and ‘Round We Finally Go: Why I Believe We’ll Achieve a Circular Economy, Part 1

THE NEXT ECONOMY - While a growing number of industries are working to eliminate waste globally, two in particular — which happen to be two of the world’s biggest culprits where waste is concerned — also have me feeling particularly inspired.

Understanding Plastic Recycling Codes: Your Guide to the RIC
Understanding Plastic Recycling Codes: Your Guide to the RIC

CORPORATE MEMBER UPDATE - if you’ve ever wondered what the arrows and numbers located on the bottom of a plastic object actually mean, this is your answer. What is the RIC, and what does each plastic recycling code represent? Read on.

The Circular Economy: Reducing Ocean Plastics at the Source
The Circular Economy: Reducing Ocean Plastics at the Source

CORPORATE MEMBER UPDATE - While recycling is one way to ensure that plastics are saved from finding their way into the ocean, reducing our need for these plastics in the first place is the number one thing we can do to dramatically decrease the number of plastic products harming our oceans and marine wildlife.

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New Reports Reveal Details, Impacts of Efforts To Tackle Plastic Waste and Pollution
New Reports Reveal Details, Impacts of Efforts To Tackle Plastic Waste and Pollution

WASTE NOT - In the first New Plastics Economy Global Commitment report, major companies publish data on their annual plastic packaging volumes, many for the first time; while Closed Loop Partners’ 2018 Impact Report measures the effect their investments are having on reducing emissions, diverting valuable commodities from landfill and creating jobs.

Trending: Collaborations Continue to Fuel Solutions to Plastic Pollution
Trending: Collaborations Continue to Fuel Solutions to Plastic Pollution

COLLABORATION - These days, we can’t go a week without the launch of another initiative, innovation or collaboration aimed at eradicating plastic waste around the world – which means we may actually have a fighting chance at doing it.

CDP: Top FMCGs in Race to Keep Up with 'Fast-Moving Consumers'
CDP: Top FMCGs in Race to Keep Up with 'Fast-Moving Consumers'

LEADERSHIP - FMCGs need to accelerate innovation to keep up with changing consumer preferences for plant-based products and less packaging.

Trending: IBM, Subaru Announce Recycling Milestones
Trending: IBM, Subaru Announce Recycling Milestones

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The tech giant and the automaker both announced progress in their respective attacks on plastic waste.

Cisco Announces New Goal to Reduce its Use of Virgin Plastic by 20%
Cisco Announces New Goal to Reduce its Use of Virgin Plastic by 20%

PRESS RELEASE - At Cisco, we are focused on making sustainable thinking a business imperative. Using the lens of the circular economy, we are changing the way we do business, including being more deliberate about how and when to use plastic.

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Novozymes, VTT Crafting Next-Gen Solutions to Plastic Waste (and More)
Novozymes, VTT Crafting Next-Gen Solutions to Plastic Waste (and More)

WASTE NOT - Promising technologies from Finland, France could bring waste-free future closer to reality.

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