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How Brands Can Help Turn the Tide on Plastic Pollution in the Caribbean
How Brands Can Help Turn the Tide on Plastic Pollution in the Caribbean

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Our vision is to embed effective recycling across the region’s islands and enable value-added processing of materials where it makes commercial sense — but we’ve been held back by many challenges. For businesses and brands that sell into the Caribbean, it’s an opportunity to be part of our mission and walk their talk around plastic pollution reduction and circularity.

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health Brands Launch Reuse-and-Refill Packaging
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health Brands Launch Reuse-and-Refill Packaging

OUR HEALTHY LIVES MISSION - Reuse-and-refill is one of a suite of solutions that consumer goods companies are introducing to facilitate more responsible use of packaging. Consumers expect companies to help make more sustainable consumption easier, while companies rely on consumers to embrace improvements to their products.

LanzaTech, with Support of Danone, Discovers Breakthrough Method to Produce PET from Captured Carbon
LanzaTech, with Support of Danone, Discovers Breakthrough Method to Produce PET from Captured Carbon

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Proof of concept for direct production of monoethylene glycol (MEG), a key building block in sustainable PET manufacturing, has been completed at lab scale.

European Retailers Called Out for Cutting Corners on Curtailing Plastic Pollution
European Retailers Called Out for Cutting Corners on Curtailing Plastic Pollution

WALKING THE TALK - First-ever ranking of leading European supermarkets’ commitments to dial back their use and waste of plastic reveals lack of real action.

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A Springboard for Circularity: Investment in NY Recycling Infrastructure to Create Ripple Effect Across the US
A Springboard for Circularity: Investment in NY Recycling Infrastructure to Create Ripple Effect Across the US

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - These investments offer proof-of-concept for scaling more investments in waste infrastructure across North America. Modernizing Sims’ recycling capabilities acts as a circularity laboratory, which can lead to better design for the whole US recycling system.

What Are Plastic Credits? A 4-Minute Explainer
What Are Plastic Credits? A 4-Minute Explainer

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As the global plastic-pollution crisis continues to deepen, key stakeholders must come together to find and fund solutions. The introduction of plastic credits has brought with it a renewed cause for optimism.

How Brands Can Help Solve the Macro Problem of Microplastics
How Brands Can Help Solve the Macro Problem of Microplastics

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The impact of microplastics on our world is daunting; but every step we take to curb the creation of more microplastics, while also reducing how much of them continue lurking in the environment, makes a difference.

Estée Lauder Companies, Plastics for Change Partner to Support Community-Based Plastic Waste Solutions
Estée Lauder Companies, Plastics for Change Partner to Support Community-Based Plastic Waste Solutions

COLLABORATION - In an effort to combat climate change and reduce waste in its value chain, Estée Lauder Companies’ charitable wing, the ELC Charitable Foundation, has partnered with Plastics for Change to improve the livelihoods of waste collectors in India while diverting ocean-bound plastics.

New Kia-Ocean Cleanup Partnership the Latest in Ongoing Effort to Rein in Our Global Plastic Footprint
New Kia-Ocean Cleanup Partnership the Latest in Ongoing Effort to Rein in Our Global Plastic Footprint

WASTE NOT - Through the seven-year partnership, Kia will support The Ocean Cleanup’s work and construction of new plastic-collection devices, and integrate portions of the harvested plastic into its value chain.

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The Circularity Paradox: Overcoming the Problem of Scale in Achieving a Closed Loop
The Circularity Paradox: Overcoming the Problem of Scale in Achieving a Closed Loop

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In finding innovative ways to ensure new electronics are made from their recycled counterparts, one of the biggest barriers for manufacturers continues to be the supply chain.

Keeping Up with Regulatory Trends, Business Opportunities in Sustainable Packaging
Keeping Up with Regulatory Trends, Business Opportunities in Sustainable Packaging

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - As we see more and more legislation aimed at improving both recyclability and safety of packaging, it is best to first understand your company’s baseline in sustainable packaging. Then, there are a growing number of tools designed to help companies keep track of and meet these evolving requirements.

Embracing Digital Tools, EPR to Achieve Sustainable Design
Embracing Digital Tools, EPR to Achieve Sustainable Design

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The future of sustainable packaging and design lies in our ability to do most of the important work in a digital space. Manufacturers will be left behind if they fail to embrace tools such as digital twins, 3D product and packaging visualization, and consumer packaging buyback.

Bumble Bee Slips Off Plastic Film, Takes One Step Closer to Circularity
Bumble Bee Slips Off Plastic Film, Takes One Step Closer to Circularity

REDEFINING SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD FOR THE FUTURE - Since January, Bumble Bee has switched to using cardboard, instead of plastic film, to wrap all of its products. It’s just one machine, and one company; but the impact is significant — the elimination of an estimated 23M pieces of plastic waste per year.

Curbing Ocean Plastic Waste: Is Your Brand Missing the Boat?
Curbing Ocean Plastic Waste: Is Your Brand Missing the Boat?

WASTE NOT - Reducing plastic waste is a winning issue for consumers. With so many examples of early success and ROI, there’s no better time to join the movement by committing to reduce plastic pollution and limiting the need for virgin plastic.

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Behavior Change Research Shows How to Spur Consumer Recycling, Reduce Contamination
Behavior Change Research Shows How to Spur Consumer Recycling, Reduce Contamination

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Even when effective collection, messages and messenger are skillfully deployed, there are still factors that complicate consumer recycling behavior.

Initiative Offers Guidance to Help Vacation Rental Events Become More Sustainable
Initiative Offers Guidance to Help Vacation Rental Events Become More Sustainable

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The tourism industry is responsible for approximately 8% of global carbon emissions. For every event that commits to more sustainable practices, the VR sector does its part in helping the tourism industry as a whole become more resilient in the face of climate change.

New Target Collection Answers Increased Consumer Demand for Products That Reduce Waste
New Target Collection Answers Increased Consumer Demand for Products That Reduce Waste

MARKETING AND COMMS - The ‘Target Zero’ collection features products and packaging designed to be refillable, reusable or compostable; made from recycled content; or made from materials that reduce the use of plastic.

‘Greenwashing Is Dangerous’: Lessons for Purpose-Driven Brands from Innocent’s Recent Lashing
‘Greenwashing Is Dangerous’: Lessons for Purpose-Driven Brands from Innocent’s Recent Lashing

MARKETING AND COMMS - Brands now understand the immense benefits of touting their sustainability and purpose credentials; but those with sustainability ‘halos’ aren’t immune to scrutiny over their claims. As Innocent drinks was recently reminded, the stakes have never been higher for getting it wrong.

Design for Recycling: High-Tech or Back to Basics?
Design for Recycling: High-Tech or Back to Basics?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Maybe before companies spend millions on futuristic high-tech, they should go back to the drawing board and start sketching from a different perspective. Because there is no technology more powerful than the creative mind.

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From Shores to Shelves: Codifying Ocean Plastic Supply Chains
From Shores to Shelves: Codifying Ocean Plastic Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - Brands committed to increasing sustainability by putting ocean plastic to good use deserve the infrastructure and data they need to verify their products and meet the standards that consumers demand.

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