Stories About Plastics

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Clearing the Way for Action: The Need for Coordination, Consistency to Close the Loop on Plastics
Clearing the Way for Action: The Need for Coordination, Consistency to Close the Loop on Plastics

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Dow aims to not only provide more sustainable products, but to share our expertise to support people and our planet’s wellbeing. For that expertise to reach its highest potential, it must be backed by international cooperation at every level.

OPLN: Experiential Learning for the Win (or, How to Really Turn the Tide on Global Plastic Pollution)
OPLN: Experiential Learning for the Win (or, How to Really Turn the Tide on Global Plastic Pollution)

COLLABORATION - 2019’s Ocean Plastics Leadership Summit transformed not only its host organization and its 165 participants — it catalyzed action around plastic waste at an unprecedented scale. We caught up with Ocean Plastic Leadership Network founder Dave Ford to learn more.

How Formosa Plastics Is Nurturing Biodiversity in Texas
How Formosa Plastics Is Nurturing Biodiversity in Texas

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - In 2020, the team at the Formosa Agricultural and Environmental Research Center, located at the site of the company’s Texas plant, began concurrent production of honeybees, native flowering plants and native trees as part of an effort to enrich the area’s biodiversity.

Tackling the Unseen Climate Costs of a Plastic Planet
Tackling the Unseen Climate Costs of a Plastic Planet

WASTE NOT - Whether it’s using the carrot of incentives or the stick of regulations, change is possible — and strongly desired. So, what can brands do? Be proactive and make the extra effort to find and choose recycled plastic whenever possible.

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SC Johnson, Liverpool FC Team Up to Repurpose Fan Plastic Waste
SC Johnson, Liverpool FC Team Up to Repurpose Fan Plastic Waste

WASTE NOT - In its latest partnership with a professional sports team, SCJ will collect empty plastic bottles from each game for recycling into new Mr Muscle® bottles; as well as promote sustainability, health and hygiene.

How the Tourism Industry Can Help Fight the Plastic Pandemic
How the Tourism Industry Can Help Fight the Plastic Pandemic

WASTE NOT - When COVID hit in 2020, tourism frantically tried to carry on, with hygiene at the crux — often by wrapping everything in plastic. As travel struggles to regain its footing, responsibility and sustainability must once again be given priority to futureproof the industry.

Partnering Across the Value Chain in India: New Opportunities to Close the Loop
Partnering Across the Value Chain in India: New Opportunities to Close the Loop

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Although progress is being made to advance a circular economy, converting difficult-to-recycle flexible plastics and films, such as plastic bags, into new products has largely been untouched by recycling innovators. Dow, Circulate Capital and Lucro Plast-e-cycle are partnering to change that.

Better Recycling Helps Build More Sustainable, Circular Cities
Better Recycling Helps Build More Sustainable, Circular Cities

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Long-standing, effective recycling systems are right at our fingertips, waiting for their full potential to be realized. Let’s reinvest in mechanical recycling to blend tried-and-true science with enhanced systems to reimagine how sustainable cities can operate and make them a reality.

The Road to Zero Waste Is Paved with Incremental Changes
The Road to Zero Waste Is Paved with Incremental Changes

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Shifting to new packaging formats can feel daunting for brands because of perceived costs and anticipated operational downtime. But through incremental changes, companies can reduce reliance on less sustainable materials in an efficient, cost-effective and scalable way.

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Keurig Dr Pepper Collaborates to Fuel a Recycling Evolution
Keurig Dr Pepper Collaborates to Fuel a Recycling Evolution

COLLABORATION - Through ambitious commitments and cross-sector partnerships including the Polypropylene Recycling Coalition, KDP is helping to further the shift to a circular economy.

Industry Leaders Co-Creating Groundbreaking Framework to Evolve Packaging Recyclability
Industry Leaders Co-Creating Groundbreaking Framework to Evolve Packaging Recyclability

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Designing a package to be recyclable is currently complex and ambiguous, with no transparent national framework or guidelines in place. The Pathway to Circularity Recyclability Framework will be open for comment for 30 days, beginning August 19.

New Podcast Focuses on Sustainability ‘Game Changers’ Including Advanced Recycling, Circularity Policy
New Podcast Focuses on Sustainability ‘Game Changers’ Including Advanced Recycling, Circularity Policy

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Since we last dove into “Plastics Unwrapped,” Dow and its guests have continued to cover some of the most impressive innovations in the plastics industry, while also exploring solutions to our most daunting sustainability challenges.

CVS Health, Target, Walmart Piloting Alternative Bag Solutions to Combat Plastic Waste
CVS Health, Target, Walmart Piloting Alternative Bag Solutions to Combat Plastic Waste

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The partnership among the leading retailers’ different stores sets an exciting precedent; collaboration will help accelerate pathways to scale and help address the systemic challenge of plastic bag waste.

Circular Solutions Edging Us Closer to a Zero-Waste Future for Convenience Food
Circular Solutions Edging Us Closer to a Zero-Waste Future for Convenience Food

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Since day one, we have had a vision of eliminating all single-use packaging from the meal kit experience. We’ve heard time and time again about how individuals need to do more; but the reality is, businesses need to innovate to enable the solutions that consumers are increasingly demanding.

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How Can We End the Blame Game in Waste Diversion?
How Can We End the Blame Game in Waste Diversion?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Global recycling rates are at a discouragingly low 13.5%. But who, or what, is to blame? Finger-pointing won’t help: Policy, consumer demand and companies must work in tandem to close the loop in a still-lacking US recycling system.

Q&A: Harnessing Energy, Fresh Thinking with the Next Generation of Innovators
Q&A: Harnessing Energy, Fresh Thinking with the Next Generation of Innovators

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - As climate- and waste-related issues continue to evolve, the next generation will create and deliver sustainable solutions that decision-makers haven’t yet dreamt of. That's why we must engage these rising leaders about the path to circularity and carbon neutrality.

ChaRM: The Nonprofit on a Mission to Keep Hazardous Household Materials Out of the Environment
ChaRM: The Nonprofit on a Mission to Keep Hazardous Household Materials Out of the Environment

WASTE NOT - The Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM), run by Atlanta-based nonprofit Live Thrive, not only helps to safely divert a wide array of hazardous household materials from local landfills, it educates residents on the critical role of recycling in creating jobs and stimulating our economy.

L’Oréal, Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo, Suntory Unveil World’s First Enzymatically Recycled Bottles
L’Oréal, Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo, Suntory Unveil World’s First Enzymatically Recycled Bottles

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Food-grade sample bottles produced by a consortium of companies dedicated to the cause are using Carbios' breakthrough enzymatic recycling process.

300 C-Suite Execs Share Insights on Overcoming Challenges to Build a Circular Economy
300 C-Suite Execs Share Insights on Overcoming Challenges to Build a Circular Economy

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Although circularity goals have risen to the top of executives’ agendas, the path to a waste-free world remains less clear. Fortune magazine’s latest white paper, produced in partnership with Dow, aims to help sustainability leaders and practitioners understand the current challenges and collaborate on circular solutions.

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That’s a Wrap: Reducing Food Waste Through Smarter Packaging
That’s a Wrap: Reducing Food Waste Through Smarter Packaging

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - While packaging waste is a critical issue, it must be considered alongside the issue of food waste. Fortunately, advances in plastic food packaging are helping to delay spoilage across the food production cycle more sustainably.

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