Stories About Plastics

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Alaska Airlines Asks Guests to #FillBeforeYouFly, to Reduce Inflight Plastic Waste
Alaska Airlines Asks Guests to #FillBeforeYouFly, to Reduce Inflight Plastic Waste

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Alaska’s new initiative aims to rally flyers to bring their own water bottle and fill it before they board; the airline will now plant trees when guests bring their own pre-filled water bottle.

Trending: Circular In, Single-Use Out for Food and Beverage Containers
Trending: Circular In, Single-Use Out for Food and Beverage Containers

WASTE NOT - 12 UK projects have earned grants for creating a circular economy for coffee cups; and a Toronto restaurant is trialing reusable to-go containers, and asking others to follow suit.

How Dow Is Helping Global Communities Tackle Plastic Waste
How Dow Is Helping Global Communities Tackle Plastic Waste

WASTE NOT - By helping to incentivize, develop and scale circular and environmentally beneficial projects, we can maximize the value of waste, empower communities and create a more sustainable future.

A Designer Fix to Our Current State of 'Broken'
A Designer Fix to Our Current State of 'Broken'

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - From alternative materials to circular production methods, sustainable design continues on a viable path forward; it is an approach that I hope other manufacturers embrace as the ultimate design challenge.

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Trending: Waste-Free Personal Care Products Set to Revolutionize Industry
Trending: Waste-Free Personal Care Products Set to Revolutionize Industry

WASTE NOT - Blueland debuts another plastic-free offering, Lush develops carbon-positive packaging, and Maiiro calls out the beauty industry’s ‘Pack of Lies’ in a new plastic-awareness campaign.

Beverage Giants Up the Ante on Efforts to Reverse Plastic Pollution
Beverage Giants Up the Ante on Efforts to Reverse Plastic Pollution

WASTE NOT - Molson Coors, Dasani and Poland Spring all unveil ambitious plans to eliminate problematic single-use plastic from their packaging — and help keep consumers up to speed on what’s #NotTrash.

Solving the Problem of Plastic Waste Is About Value Creation
Solving the Problem of Plastic Waste Is About Value Creation

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Plastic in and of itself is not the problem — creating value for it is key to ensuring it doesn’t just get thrown “away.” Here are just a few of the innovations eliminating the idea of [plastic] waste.

Partnerships, Education Helping Braskem Pave Way Toward a Circular Future
Partnerships, Education Helping Braskem Pave Way Toward a Circular Future

COLLABORATION - With dedication to research, investment in technology and partnerships, Braskem has been transforming the plastics value chain.

Trending: Fashion Edges Ever Closer to Circularity
Trending: Fashion Edges Ever Closer to Circularity

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Prada's new Nat Geo series highlights its Re-Nylon line; while the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Jeans Redesign Guidelines aim to ensure jeans are made better for the environment and the health of garment workers.

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Coca-Cola, PepsiCo Leave Pro-Plastics Lobbying Association
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo Leave Pro-Plastics Lobbying Association

WALKING THE TALK - As more and more companies are transitioning away from single-use plastics and actively seeking more sustainable alternatives, The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo have announced their exit from the Plastics Industry Association.

New Film Highlights South Africa’s Unsung Plastic Waste Heroes
New Film Highlights South Africa’s Unsung Plastic Waste Heroes

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A new short documentary explores the lives and livelihoods of the young men indirectly serving the environment through recycling as a means of income.

Reuse & Repurpose: Innovation will Unlock the Solution to Plastic Waste
Reuse & Repurpose: Innovation will Unlock the Solution to Plastic Waste

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Innovative solutions to reduce plastic waste come in all shapes and sizes — but how do we combat the issue without taking plastic products away from those who need them most for everyday living?

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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