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One Life Is Not Enough for Plastics: How Dow Is Designing for Recyclability
One Life Is Not Enough for Plastics: How Dow Is Designing for Recyclability

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Dow’s Pack Studios has collaborated with consumer brands and helped create products that enable plastic packages to be lighter with the design features consumers want — improving packaging, meeting consumers’ needs and ultimately reducing waste.

Bridging the Missing Link in Purposeful Business: How Women Are Addressing Sustainability, Equality
Bridging the Missing Link in Purposeful Business: How Women Are Addressing Sustainability, Equality

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Dow is committed to supporting women at every level of its business — so that, as doors open to the next generation of female leaders, so do new ideas for delivering sustainable solutions.

For Bumble Bee, Circular Packaging Solutions Are Both New, Tried and True
For Bumble Bee, Circular Packaging Solutions Are Both New, Tried and True

REDEFINING SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD FOR THE FUTURE - The Bumble Bee Seafood Company is diving in headfirst to tackle circular packaging strategies in new ways — and some old ways.

Even COVID Can’t Stop Sustainable Packaging
Even COVID Can’t Stop Sustainable Packaging

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - As hopes mount for a new, post-COVID “normal,” many systems are in flux and the state of sustainable packaging is once again in question. How will businesses adapt? Or re-adapt? Or un-adapt? Shelton Group CEO Suzanne Shelton and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s Adam Gendell share their insights.

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Dow Unwraps Packaging Science, Sustainability Topics with New Podcast
Dow Unwraps Packaging Science, Sustainability Topics with New Podcast

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - "Plastics Unwrapped" provides savvy brands an insider’s look into some of the latest innovations in recyclable plastics, and tackles complex and fascinating science and sustainability questions.

Tide Aiming to Decarbonize Laundry by Reducing Carbon, Plastic, Hot-Water Washing
Tide Aiming to Decarbonize Laundry by Reducing Carbon, Plastic, Hot-Water Washing

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Laundry giant’s 2030 Ambition goals center on turning consumers to cold water, exploring carbon capture and reducing virgin plastic — so that ‘every load of laundry does a load of good.’

Partnerships Helping Dow Create Shared Value, Eliminate Waste Across the World
Partnerships Helping Dow Create Shared Value, Eliminate Waste Across the World

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Through strategic partnerships in Brazil and South Africa, Dow has helped create jobs, education and infrastructure for more efficient waste management, in turn generating sustainable ripple effects throughout the regions.

Johnson’s Baby Overhauls Pumps in Packaging to Aid Recycling
Johnson’s Baby Overhauls Pumps in Packaging to Aid Recycling

OUR HEALTHY LIVES MISSION - By removing this small part of the packaging of Johnson's® Baby products, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health predicts it will keep 24M difficult-to-recycle pumps out of landfills each year – and that’s just the beginning. The company aims to strike a balance between consumers’ and the planet’s needs.

The Zero-Waste Movement Is Taking Hold in the Restaurant Sector
The Zero-Waste Movement Is Taking Hold in the Restaurant Sector

WASTE NOT - For a growing number of restaurant operators and diners, our throwaway culture is no longer acceptable. The growing landscape of zero-waste dining and zero-waste restaurant logistics is cause for optimism that a low-waste restaurant industry is achievable. 

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Trending: Scalable, Circular Solutions Promise to Revolutionize Plastic Packaging
Trending: Scalable, Circular Solutions Promise to Revolutionize Plastic Packaging

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - New innovations from Nature Valley and the winners of Closed Loop Partners’ Beyond the Bag challenge continue to chip away at consumer packaging waste.

New Plastic Credit Market Calls for Brands to Play a Key Role — Here's How
New Plastic Credit Market Calls for Brands to Play a Key Role — Here's How

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Plastic credits are poised to generate the momentum necessary to launch a circular plastic economy and give brands the opportunity to act. In order for brands to take action, they will need to follow these four priorities …

S’well’s New Sustainability-as-a-Service Platform Riding GroundS’well of Demand for Circular Products
S’well’s New Sustainability-as-a-Service Platform Riding GroundS’well of Demand for Circular Products

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Best known for its fashionable reusable bottles and hydration accessories, S’well recently launched GroundS’well — a sustainability-as-a-service platform that aims to help brands improve consumer habits while decreasing single-use plastic waste.

Global Innovation Competition Seeks Solutions to Microplastic Pollution
Global Innovation Competition Seeks Solutions to Microplastic Pollution

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Conservation X Labs’ $650,000 challenge aims to “harness planetary genius” to create solutions to replace plastic in textiles and textile manufacturing.

AZEK Cracks Recycling Code for Post-Consumer PVC Building Materials
AZEK Cracks Recycling Code for Post-Consumer PVC Building Materials

WASTE NOT - Many plastic-based building materials that could be recycled aren’t, because most companies haven’t yet figured out how. The AZEK Company cracked this code, and diverted nearly 300 million pounds of waste from landfills in 2019.

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Please Hold the Packaging: Creating a No-Landfill Meal Kit
Please Hold the Packaging: Creating a No-Landfill Meal Kit

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Meal kits are synonymous with excessive packaging, but they have a crucial redeeming feature — they reduce food waste. At Just Salad, that got us thinking: Could we drastically reduce packaging to make meal kits an unambiguous environmental win?

Kao: Striving for 'Yoki-Monozukuri' (‘Excellent Manufacturing’) Through the Pursuit of 'Kirei'
Kao: Striving for 'Yoki-Monozukuri' (‘Excellent Manufacturing’) Through the Pursuit of 'Kirei'

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Kao’s new ESG strategy is centered on "kirei" (meaning “clean, beautiful and orderly”) — a Japanese word that is not yet well known worldwide but one that the company aims to make aspirational throughout the world.

New Guidelines, 2020 Brand Audit Aim to Finally Move the Needle on Corporate Plastic Stewardship
New Guidelines, 2020 Brand Audit Aim to Finally Move the Needle on Corporate Plastic Stewardship

WASTE NOT - Since scientists first raised the alarm about plastic pollution in the environment, brands have been slow to respond. Will the 2020 Brand Audit and new plastic-stewardship guidelines help accelerate an overdue shift away from single-use plastic?

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.

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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.

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