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Dow: Intent on #PullingOurWeight Around Cleaning Up Plastic Waste
Dow: Intent on #PullingOurWeight Around Cleaning Up Plastic Waste

WASTE NOT - Waste is a fact, but it doesn’t have to be feared. We can tackle this through collection, sorting and processing; and by understanding where and why trash is finding its way into the environment, so we can stop it.

3 Ways We’ll Change the Game in 2020
3 Ways We’ll Change the Game in 2020

COLLABORATION - Our global community of innovators is always abuzz with activity, but momentum generated from three initiatives this year have us particularly excited to follow them in the year to come.

Meet the Team Reconnecting Communities to Oceans, While Cleaning Them Up
Meet the Team Reconnecting Communities to Oceans, While Cleaning Them Up

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - The Ocean Legacy Foundation's new EPIC Program gives communities a four-step program for dealing with plastic pollution — education, policy interventions, improved infrastructure and ongoing clean-up efforts.

Q&A: Why Sustainability Professionals Need Chemists
Q&A: Why Sustainability Professionals Need Chemists

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Chemistry may not be the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of sustainability, but it has a big role to play, particularly in a circular economy. We caught up with Christoph Jäkel, BASF’s Head of Sustainability Strategy, to learn more about how BASF is working to improve our everyday lives.

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The Plastics Industry Is Changing — Because It Has to
The Plastics Industry Is Changing — Because It Has to

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The plastics industry has become acutely self-aware. Directive targets must be met; new processes researched, developed and launched; and consumer education delivered. And looming over all of this is the spectre of sustainability, and the demonisation of plastics.

Next-Gen Impact Measurement Tools a Needed Boost for Companies to Achieve BHAGs
Next-Gen Impact Measurement Tools a Needed Boost for Companies to Achieve BHAGs

NEW METRICS - “Sustainability” is so last year. This week at New Metrics ’19, we explored the growing range of tools and tricks needed to keep up with demand for next-level goals such as plastic-neutrality, 100% circularity and properly quantified social and product impacts.

SB Oceans Showcases Solutions Aimed at Restoring Our Aquatic Abundance
SB Oceans Showcases Solutions Aimed at Restoring Our Aquatic Abundance

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - AI, a conscientious credit card, social plastic and underwater forests are just a few of the solutions showcased at SB Oceans that can help us restore their abundance.

SB Oceans: Can Better Business Save Our Seas?
SB Oceans: Can Better Business Save Our Seas?

COLLABORATION - Over the course of three action-packed days, the inaugural Sustainable Brands Oceans (14-16 Nov) in Porto, Portugal convened a stellar lineup of business leaders laser-focused on saving the ocean while there’s still time. Here’s what we learned from some of the practitioners and storytellers …

New Report Provides Blueprint for Circularity of PET Bottles in Southeast Asia
New Report Provides Blueprint for Circularity of PET Bottles in Southeast Asia

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The report provides first-of-its kind, systematic and comparable baseline collection rates for PET bottles in Southeast Asia; and identifies a series of priority actions to transform the post-consumer PET landscape in the region.

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Practitioners Across Industries Embracing Their Role in Ensuring Health of Our Ocean
Practitioners Across Industries Embracing Their Role in Ensuring Health of Our Ocean

COLLABORATION - Looking ahead to Sustainable Brands Oceans (14-16 November 2019 in Porto, Portugal), we caught up with Katherine Bryar — Head of Global Branding and Communications at BioMar — to find out what’s in store.

Trending: Partnerships Laying More Groundwork for Circular Plastics Economy
Trending: Partnerships Laying More Groundwork for Circular Plastics Economy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The US’ biggest beverage companies have invested into ensuring they get ‘Every Bottle Back’ for recycling; Bluewater is helping Londoners ditch single-use bottles; and SC Johnson and Plastic Bank are broadening the Social Plastic ecosystem.

Chilean Startup Eliminating Packaging Waste, ‘Poverty Tax’ in Latin American Product Market
Chilean Startup Eliminating Packaging Waste, ‘Poverty Tax’ in Latin American Product Market

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Algramo’s unique, refillable packaging system allows customers to buy as much or as little of a product as they want, in reusable containers, with no difference in the price per gram — then recycles all packaging at the end of its life.

As REI Prepares to #OptOutside for 5th Year, CEO Says It’s Not Enough
As REI Prepares to #OptOutside for 5th Year, CEO Says It’s Not Enough

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Outdoor retailer unveils aggressive, new sustainability commitments around waste and eliminating unnecessary packaging; urges employees, business leaders and consumers to “opt to act” on waste.

With New Absolute-Reduction Strategy, Unilever 'Gets Drastic on Plastic’
With New Absolute-Reduction Strategy, Unilever 'Gets Drastic on Plastic’

WASTE NOT - By 2025, the CPG giant says it will eliminate more than 100K tonnes of plastic packaging, and collect and process more plastic packaging than it sells. This makes Unilever the first global CPG company to commit to an absolute plastics reduction across its portfolio.

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WWF’s ReSource Hub: A System-Wide Feedback Loop for Solving Plastic Pollution
WWF’s ReSource Hub: A System-Wide Feedback Loop for Solving Plastic Pollution

WASTE NOT - WWF's ReSource: Plastic platform is helping companies implement ways to reduce the most plastic, measure the impact — and hold them all to account in the process. WWF’s Erin Simon told us more.

Can There Be Harmony Between Plastics and Sustainability? Greiner Says Yes.
Can There Be Harmony Between Plastics and Sustainability? Greiner Says Yes.

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Plastics companies are key to solving our plastics problem. We spoke with Stefan Grafenhorst, Head of Sustainability at Greiner, to find out more about the path toward making plastic a sustainable material.

Maldives, Parley for the Ocean Creating New Model for Healthy ‘Future Island Nations’
Maldives, Parley for the Ocean Creating New Model for Healthy ‘Future Island Nations’

COLLABORATION - They plan to develop a scalable model for government- and industry-led responses to ocean and climate threats, and establish proof of concept for a new economy in which harmful materials and business practices are relics of the past.

Do We Need Science-Based Targets for Plastic?
Do We Need Science-Based Targets for Plastic?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - How much plastic recycling is enough to save our seas? It might be time to do the math and set forth quantifiable expectations and accountabilities for plastic production, use and recovery, as we’ve started to do with emissions.

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.

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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.

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