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Why Wait for Regulation — Instead of Doing Better Now?
Why Wait for Regulation — Instead of Doing Better Now?

BUSINESS CASE - Corporations are afraid of their costs rising — shareholder interests demand a high return on investment in order for companies to remain profitable and competitive. But it simply will not remain viable to be a corporation that doesn’t address its impact on the environment.

That’s the Spirit! Bacardi’s Biodegradable Bottle Latest Boon to Beverage Packaging
That’s the Spirit! Bacardi’s Biodegradable Bottle Latest Boon to Beverage Packaging

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Set to arrive in 2023, the bottle — which will biodegrade in 18 months — will replace 80M plastic bottles currently produced by Bacardi across its portfolio of brands every year.

Growing the Market with Averted Plastic
Growing the Market with Averted Plastic

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - “Averted Plastic” encompasses any mismanaged plastic waste. Oceanworks has expanded its marketplace to include this material — incentivizing entrepreneurs worldwide to divert all plastic waste into economical recycling programs.

Strategies for Scaling Ocean Plastic Supply
Strategies for Scaling Ocean Plastic Supply

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Brand commitments are the engine driving recycled plastic’s transition to scale. Making recycled plastic content part of your brand story is hands down the most important way to move the needle.

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Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health Commits $800M to Improve the Health of People, Planet
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health Commits $800M to Improve the Health of People, Planet

OUR HEALTHY LIVES MISSION - The Consumer Health division of the world’s largest healthcare company has launched its Healthy Lives Mission — with a commitment to invest $800 million through 2030 to meet ambitious goals of improving people’s health while protecting the health of the planet.

Why Collaboration Is Crucial for Plastics Industry Disruption
Why Collaboration Is Crucial for Plastics Industry Disruption

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - To date, plastic recycling has nibbled around the edges. Just like with the climate crisis — no single nation or company can fix our plastic pollution problem on its own; success will only be realized via coordinated efforts.

Rubicon Reports Progress on Building a New Plastics Economy
Rubicon Reports Progress on Building a New Plastics Economy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In 2018, we committed to grow the volume and quality of recycled plastics by 15% each year. This year, Rubicon is proud to report a 40% increase in the volume of recycled plastics from 2018 to 2019, which far exceeds our goal.

Is Plastics Recycling Still a Lie?
Is Plastics Recycling Still a Lie?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - More and more plastic is finally being recovered and recycled by companies that share Oceanworks’ commitment to ensuring that this feedstock becomes — and remains — a first choice for the industry going forward.

What Is Ocean-Bound Plastic? And Does It Really Matter?
What Is Ocean-Bound Plastic? And Does It Really Matter?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - To fully address the plastic waste challenge, it is urgent to capture as much of it as possible. Diverting ocean-bound plastics is a worthy cause, but it only scratches the surface of the broader challenge of mismanaged waste.

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McDonald’s, Loop Partner on Industry-First Cup Return Scheme
McDonald’s, Loop Partner on Industry-First Cup Return Scheme

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Beginning in 2021, McDonald's customers in select UK restaurants will be able to choose a reusable hot beverage cup, which can be returned to be sanitized and reused.

Building Back Better Demands More Thoughtful Tourism
Building Back Better Demands More Thoughtful Tourism

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - COVID-19 has demonstrated that changes must be made in order to support and secure the future of travel. Along with elevated safety protocols, a genuine commitment to sustainability provides a roadmap to a more responsible travel industry.

The Business Case(s) for Blending Ocean Plastics
The Business Case(s) for Blending Ocean Plastics

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Forging a path that recognizes both the importance of recycling and the specific needs of manufacturers will enlist far more companies into the world of recycled plastic. The key to this happy medium is blending.

US Plastics Pact Aims to Ignite Further Change Toward Circular Economy for Plastic
US Plastics Pact Aims to Ignite Further Change Toward Circular Economy for Plastic

COLLABORATION - 60+ brands, retailers, government agencies, and NGOs collaborate to advance all plastic packaging to become reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.

Algramo Brings Refillable, Waste-Free Cleaning Products to NYC
Algramo Brings Refillable, Waste-Free Cleaning Products to NYC

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In partnership with major brands and small business owners, Algramo gives consumers a better way to refill household-name cleaning products through a cost effective, smart dispensing system.

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Fashion, Beauty Brands Pushing the Envelope with Sustainable Packaging Stories
Fashion, Beauty Brands Pushing the Envelope with Sustainable Packaging Stories

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Sustainable packaging is on track to becoming the norm in both industries, leaving the thing that sets brands apart as the way they communicate the message.

Cleaning Up Our Act: The Heightened Urgency for a Green Recovery
Cleaning Up Our Act: The Heightened Urgency for a Green Recovery

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The pandemic has been a turning point in the way businesses move forward. It is clear that by focusing on finding their higher purpose, right down to the intricacies of their supply chains, businesses can help manifest the sustainable future that we need.

prAna’s Responsible Packaging Movement Aims to Foster Sea Change in Fashion
prAna’s Responsible Packaging Movement Aims to Foster Sea Change in Fashion

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Leading by example, the sustainable fashion brand has pledging to eliminate plastic from its consumer packaging by 2021, the use of Ancient and Endangered Forest by 2022, and to eliminate virgin forest fibers by 2025.

New Innovations Simplify Ocean Plastic Supply Chain
New Innovations Simplify Ocean Plastic Supply Chain

SUPPLY CHAIN - Incorporating recycled ocean plastics into products is no longer a risky affair, and more brands are following in the footsteps of earlier pioneers to revolutionize their own product lines and story with these salvaged materials.

Going Green (and Blue): Three Lessons Learned from a Circular Partnership
Going Green (and Blue): Three Lessons Learned from a Circular Partnership

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - As CHEP and Ice River Springs have worked together in pursuit of a stronger circular economy, we’ve learned a number of lessons. We want to share a few with you, in hopes that they’ll spark inspiration for your own operations.

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How a Classic Brand Is Tackling the Marine Plastic Problem
How a Classic Brand Is Tackling the Marine Plastic Problem

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Zipper giant YKK Group has used recycled PET yarns in the woven tape of its Natulon® zippers since 1994. But when it wanted to help address the challenge of ocean plastic, the company saw it as an opportunity to get creative.

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