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6 Tips for Avoiding Recycled Materials Supply Chain Disruptions
6 Tips for Avoiding Recycled Materials Supply Chain Disruptions

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Don’t wait until a breakdown happens to explore alternatives. Start evaluating your supply chain today and expand your recycled plastic sources to keep things humming no matter what the world throws at you.

Report: Existing Technologies Can Stem Flow of Plastic into the Oceans by 80%
Report: Existing Technologies Can Stem Flow of Plastic into the Oceans by 80%

WASTE NOT - We know the problem; and, increasingly, we know how to solve it. It’s time for decision-makers, including leading global consumer brands that have been identified as part of the problem, to start taking the necessary steps to prevent plastic from ending up in the ocean, now.

Trending: Returnity, Venetian Resort Working to Cut Out COVID Waste
Trending: Returnity, Venetian Resort Working to Cut Out COVID Waste

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Surgical mask upcycling and antimicrobial, reusable packaging solutions are some of the latest initiatives aiming to clean up some of our COVID-fueled, plastic-covered mess.

US Retail Giants Convene to Reinvent the Plastic Retail Bag
US Retail Giants Convene to Reinvent the Plastic Retail Bag

COLLABORATION - Leading retailers CVS Health, Target and Walmart — joined by Kroger and Walgreens, and NGOs Conservation International and Ocean Conservancy — unite to tackle retail bag waste and invite others to join the effort.

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Recycled Plastic Certifications Are Stifling Innovation
Recycled Plastic Certifications Are Stifling Innovation

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Recycled plastic certification makes sense. Manufacturers need confidence that the raw materials they’re acquiring meet their requirements and are truly recycled. But more certifications likely means higher costs and thus less recycled plastic.

Private Sector Can (and Must) Clean Up the Oceans
Private Sector Can (and Must) Clean Up the Oceans

WASTE NOT - The private sector must collaborate with the public sector to clean up plastic pollution in our waterways. Entities such as the TerraCycle Global Foundation have an opportunity to increase conservation and create value for all stakeholders in the work towards healthier oceans.

HP Sets Ambitious Plastic Goals, Doubles Down on Diversity Commitments
HP Sets Ambitious Plastic Goals, Doubles Down on Diversity Commitments

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Along with the release of its 2019 Sustainable Impact Report, the tech giant has set bold goals around reduction of single-use plastics and increasing recycled materials; and committed to doubling its number of Black executives by 2025.

Circularity, Human Rights, Regeneration Pillars of Natura’s 2030 ‘Commitment to Life’ Strategy
Circularity, Human Rights, Regeneration Pillars of Natura’s 2030 ‘Commitment to Life’ Strategy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - “We are confident that we will be able to reach these targets by 2030, but we are ambitious to get there sooner; because that is what the planet needs and what our consumers are asking for.” — Christopher Davis, The Body Shop

Meet the Innovators Ensuring the COVID Plastic Boom Doesn't Last Forever
Meet the Innovators Ensuring the COVID Plastic Boom Doesn't Last Forever

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - With health concerns momentarily outweighing mindful consumption, global efforts to wean the world off of single-use plastics have ground to a halt — and suddenly, in the race to protect citizens, plastic is everywhere. Thankfully, lockdown has also triggered radical innovation and ingenuity.

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How 3 CPG Companies Invigorated Their Brands Through Plastic Neutrality
How 3 CPG Companies Invigorated Their Brands Through Plastic Neutrality

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Plastic Neutral Certification enabled these brands to immediately address the growing concerns of their customer base, tell unique stories on their sustainability commitment, and differentiate themselves from the competition on the aisle and in the customer’s mind.

#ItsInOurHands: Increasing Clarity Around Biodegradability
#ItsInOurHands: Increasing Clarity Around Biodegradability

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - In a recent Sustainable Brands webinar, Lenzing Group and a panel of experts discussed the implications and applications of biodegradable alternatives to fossil-based plastic products such as wet wipes; as well as efforts to engage the public on their benefits.

Unilever Marks Sustainable Living Plan’s 10th Year; New ‘Compass’ to Guide Further Progress
Unilever Marks Sustainable Living Plan’s 10th Year; New ‘Compass’ to Guide Further Progress

LEADERSHIP - In 10th and final year of the company’s Sustainable Living Plan, CEO Alan Jope reinforces commitment to sustainability leadership; calls for renewed action to tackle social inequality and the climate crisis in post-COVID world.

Biodegradable, Recyclable: Designing Products for a Better End-of-Use Outcome
Biodegradable, Recyclable: Designing Products for a Better End-of-Use Outcome

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - As part of an effort to recognize and learn from a wide array of organizations about the ways we can each make a positive impact on people and the planet, Shaw is spotlighting 10 diverse organizations intently focused on products and initiatives that support the wellbeing of people and the planet.

Trending: With COVID-19, It’s 2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back in Fight Against Single-Use Beverage Waste
Trending: With COVID-19, It’s 2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back in Fight Against Single-Use Beverage Waste

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - While Starbucks trials a NextGen coffee cup solution, COVID-19 concerns lead to reusable cup bans around the globe. Meanwhile, a UK soft drink manufacturer rolls out beverages in seaweed cachets.

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New, Standardized Guidelines Measure Plastic Leakage Across Corporate Value Chains
New, Standardized Guidelines Measure Plastic Leakage Across Corporate Value Chains

NEW METRICS - Developed for companies, the PLP guidelines provide businesses at all stages of the value chain with a robust, standardized method for calculating and reporting estimates of plastic and microplastic leakage at both the corporate and product level.

Anti-Plastic Regulation Risks Less Sustainable Alternatives
Anti-Plastic Regulation Risks Less Sustainable Alternatives

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Faced with shortages of suitable recycled material, a growing consumer backlash and a hostile regulatory environment, it is no wonder that some companies are shifting away from plastics. But encouraging this shift towards material choices that do little to improve end-of-life environmental impact would be the worst possible outcome for the planet.

Will We Get Closer to Circularity in 2020?
Will We Get Closer to Circularity in 2020?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - While the concept of a circular economy has made its way into the public consciousness; unfortunately, as of 2018, circularity globally is only at 9%. In order for circularity to deliver on its potential in this decade, we’ll need to see more of the following …

What Will a Circular Economy Mean for Branding?
What Will a Circular Economy Mean for Branding?

MARKETING AND COMMS - While a circular economy will present huge challenges to most brands' conventional business models, there are huge opportunities for those who embrace and adapt to this change — while those who drag their heels with incremental changes will undoubtedly fall behind.

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.

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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.

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