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How to Select Sustainable Textiles for the Built Environment
How to Select Sustainable Textiles for the Built Environment

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Acknowledging that many textile manufacturers are vague about their products, with little to no proof of sustainability or misrepresenting their claims, can be disheartening. But there are a few key ways to identify a greenwashed product.

New Study Uses Norway as Test Case for Achieving Circularity, Net Zero by 2040
New Study Uses Norway as Test Case for Achieving Circularity, Net Zero by 2040

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Norway is the first country to scrutinize such a comprehensive scope of plastic sectors, making this study one of the most holistic views of a national plastic system ever presented.

New Guide Details Tangible Solutions for Retailers to Move ‘Beyond the Bag’
New Guide Details Tangible Solutions for Retailers to Move ‘Beyond the Bag’

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Playbook highlights solutions from the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag that drive near-term, positive environmental impact and cost savings from eliminating single-use plastic bags.

McKinsey: Circular Economy for Cement Could Be Worth €110B by 2050
McKinsey: Circular Economy for Cement Could Be Worth €110B by 2050

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The concrete industry is responsible for 8% of all global carbon emissions; and 30-40% of today’s solid waste is created through the construction and maintenance of the built environment.

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Truly Closing the Loop: The ‘Recyclable’ vs ‘Circular’ Distinction
Truly Closing the Loop: The ‘Recyclable’ vs ‘Circular’ Distinction

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The term 'recycling' has become ubiquitous in our daily lives, but the nuances between ‘recyclable’ and ‘circular’ are often misunderstood. Understanding the distinction between the two is crucial in achieving a sustainable future.

The Problem with Recycling, Part 1: How Can We Fix the Broken Plastic-Recycling System?
The Problem with Recycling, Part 1: How Can We Fix the Broken Plastic-Recycling System?

WASTE NOT - This is the first in a three-part series in which we break down key barriers and opportunities to turn ‘the plastic recycling problem’ into a circular plastics economy.

Tomorrow’s Circular, Low-Carbon Economy Is Being Built Today
Tomorrow’s Circular, Low-Carbon Economy Is Being Built Today

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - The supply of recycled plastics must be more robust to meet global demand. A mix of mechanical and advanced recycling technologies can provide tangible solutions, create efficiencies and increase scale.

Anheuser-Busch Brings ‘National Recycling League’ Action to Super Bowl LVII
Anheuser-Busch Brings ‘National Recycling League’ Action to Super Bowl LVII

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Every beverage container recycled through gamified reverse vending machines will give fans an instant prize and qualify them to win NFL season tickets.

Store Shelves of the Future: Packaging for a Circular Economy
Store Shelves of the Future: Packaging for a Circular Economy

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - We recently gathered leaders from McKinsey, Unilever and Colgate-Palmolive to ponder what consumer products and their packaging will look like in 2035 and beyond.

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Alaska’s Move to Eliminate Inflight Plastic Reveals Issues Within US Recycling Infrastructure
Alaska’s Move to Eliminate Inflight Plastic Reveals Issues Within US Recycling Infrastructure

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The airline quickly hit a roadblock in the unrecyclability of paper cups with an integrated plastic lining necessary for beverage service.

England’s Partial Single-Use Plastic Ban Greeted with Lukewarm Response
England’s Partial Single-Use Plastic Ban Greeted with Lukewarm Response

WASTE NOT - Starting in October, the country will phase out a variety of single-use plastic products; but most think it does not go far enough to tackle pollution and waste.

Trending: Reports Call for Fashion to End Its Wicked Ways
Trending: Reports Call for Fashion to End Its Wicked Ways

SUPPLY CHAIN - New reports by Zero Waste Europe and Planet Tracker slam the industry for piecemeal attempts at sustainability and circularity; where it fails to adopt more holistic approaches and take greater responsibility for environmental and social issues, investors must help move the needle.

Turning Plastic into Possibility: How Closing the Loop in Asia-Pacific Is Building Waste Infrastructure for the Future
Turning Plastic into Possibility: How Closing the Loop in Asia-Pacific Is Building Waste Infrastructure for the Future

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - The region continues to face waste challenges. But with the right solutions, Asia-Pacific has a huge opportunity to turn the tide — finding more value in post-consumer plastic and closing the loop on waste.

Moving Toward a Circular Economy for Packaging
Moving Toward a Circular Economy for Packaging

WASTE NOT - A circular economy for plastics is achievable in our lifetime, though it will require consumers and manufacturers to work together. Whether companies decide to keep it in-house or partner with like-minded third parties, an investment in our future now will lead to more profitable operations and create relentless forward progress.

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Panasonic, Samsung Unveil Latest Sustainability Innovations at CES 2023
Panasonic, Samsung Unveil Latest Sustainability Innovations at CES 2023

CLEANTECH - The electronics giants announced a series of innovations including personal-care device recycling, smart home energy-efficiency improvements, and a new laundry cycle and filter designed to eliminate microplastic pollution from synthetic materials.

The New Reuse Economy: What’s Working (and Not Working) on the Quest for a Packaging Waste-Free Future
The New Reuse Economy: What’s Working (and Not Working) on the Quest for a Packaging Waste-Free Future

WASTE NOT - While recycling and lightweighting packaging strategies are helpful, they still align more with a linear rather than circular economy. Here, Upstream CEO Matt Prindiville lays out his organization’s vision for a truly plastic waste-free future.

Putting Recycling to Work for People, Communities and the Planet
Putting Recycling to Work for People, Communities and the Planet

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - To create a truly circular ecosystem for plastics, we need scalable innovations to close the gap between what consumers can recycle now and which plastics might become a regular part of a future recycling system.

Opinion: Why Some Big Brands ‘Aren’t Convinced’ by Plastic Credits
Opinion: Why Some Big Brands ‘Aren’t Convinced’ by Plastic Credits

THE NEXT ECONOMY - 80M tons of plastic waste will end up in the environment just in the next 10 years. Without voluntary, global producer responsibility programs to unlock capital towards infrastructure and bridge the policy vacuum, how else do polluters suggest for us to tackle this massive financing gap in the meantime?

A Completely Different Definition of ‘Waste’: 5 Key Takeaways from the Sustainability Next Summit
A Completely Different Definition of ‘Waste’: 5 Key Takeaways from the Sustainability Next Summit

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Last month, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics and Fast Company co-hosted the virtual summit to convene policy experts, industry leaders and innovators with the expertise and resources to drive real progress toward a circular economy.

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6 Principles for Building a Pathway to Circularity for Plastics
6 Principles for Building a Pathway to Circularity for Plastics

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Developing and optimizing a fully circular plastics value chain is a complex challenge that can’t be achieved with any single solution. We challenge our peers and other key stakeholders to be courageous and take risks, to explore new possibilities and partnerships, and persist until we have solutions.

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