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Major Snack Brands Continue to Cut Plastic in Packaging
Major Snack Brands Continue to Cut Plastic in Packaging

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - While Walkers and the British Crisp Co shift to paper, Mars embraces digital simulation software to slash its amount of plastic needed.

3 Takeaways from Our Ongoing Journey to ‘Innovate Boldly. Package Sustainably.’
3 Takeaways from Our Ongoing Journey to ‘Innovate Boldly. Package Sustainably.’

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - We’re constantly exploring ways to achieve the functional benefits of plastic with fiber-based packaging alternatives, so that no one walking down a grocery store aisle must choose between function and sustainability.

The Forever Cost of Materials: Considerations for Conscious Designers
The Forever Cost of Materials: Considerations for Conscious Designers

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - By designing with the end in mind and considering durability, construction, recyclability and production, designers who create products with ‘lower-cost’ ingredients bring us one step closer to a circular economy.

California Wineries Finding Significant Cost, Emission Savings with rPET Wine Bottles
California Wineries Finding Significant Cost, Emission Savings with rPET Wine Bottles

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Amcor is ramping up usage of an industry-standard, 750-ml version of a recycled PET bottle with technology that’s long been in use in smaller formats.

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First-of-its-Kind Fund Aims to Catalyze Equitable Access to Reuse and Refill Solutions
First-of-its-Kind Fund Aims to Catalyze Equitable Access to Reuse and Refill  Solutions

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The $1M fund aims to finance deployment of reuse and refill infrastructure — particularly in FMCG, food service and delivery, grocery, e-commerce and retail — to combat global plastic pollution.

Coca-Cola Removes Labels from Sprite Bottles to Simplify Recycling
Coca-Cola Removes Labels from Sprite Bottles to Simplify Recycling

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Labels will be replaced with an embossed logo on Sprite and Sprite Zero 500ml rPET bottles as part of a UK trial designed to reduce use of packaging materials.

Eastern Innovators Showing Feasibility of Circular Social Enterprises
Eastern Innovators Showing Feasibility of Circular Social Enterprises

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Southeast Asia and the Middle East are emerging as incubators for plastic-diversion innovations; and beyond putting a dent in plastic pollution, they are helping reduce poverty and making a circular economy the wave of the present.

Parts of Future Fords Could Be Made from Olive Waste
Parts of Future Fords Could Be Made from Olive Waste

WASTE NOT - Ford engineers are conducting trials on parts made from 40% olive tree fibers and 60% recycled plastic — which is heated and injection-molded into the shape of the selected part.

Investment and Innovation: How Cities Serve as Epicenters for Circularity
Investment and Innovation: How Cities Serve as Epicenters for Circularity

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - At the recent WRLDCTY event in October, a rich panel discussion explored how a systems approach can help realize a more circular future — using cities as a backdrop.

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The 5 Biggest Packaging Trends Impacting Sustainability in 2024
The 5 Biggest Packaging Trends Impacting Sustainability in 2024

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Improved automation is a major driver behind several of the biggest trends that will impact packaging sustainability in 2024.

WWF Report Reveals Progress on Some of the World’s Biggest Brands' Plastic Footprints
WWF Report Reveals Progress on Some of the World’s Biggest Brands' Plastic Footprints

WASTE NOT - While ReSource: Plastic members are demonstrating that plastic reporting is possible, voluntary corporate action is not sufficient to address the scale and urgency of the plastic waste crisis.

Under Armour’s Breakthrough Fiber-Shed Test Method Now Available to Industry
Under Armour’s Breakthrough Fiber-Shed Test Method Now Available to Industry

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The brand is sharing its solution with the apparel industry and suppliers, and developing a reduced-shed version of its largest fleece offering.

Can a Systems Approach Unlock the Value of Waste? Yes, Here’s How
Can a Systems Approach Unlock the Value of Waste? Yes, Here’s How

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Alongside collaborators such as BanQu and New Energy Blue, we’re redefining what we think of as waste — designing for more sustainable materials and recyclability; and valuing people such as waste pickers and farmers, right from the start.

What Drives Sustainability? People With Passion
What Drives Sustainability? People With Passion

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - At Dow, Danielle Chatman-Moore develops recycling programs that capture hard-to-recycle plastics. We spoke with her about what led her to a career in sustainability and what drives her work now.

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Roadmap for Europe’s Circular Plastics Transition May Be Full of Potholes
Roadmap for Europe’s Circular Plastics Transition May Be Full of Potholes

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Industry experts say Plastics Europe’s roadmap for plastics to be ‘circular and net zero by 2050’ is weakened by a focus on doing business as usual, just better.

New Study Calls for a ‘Reuse Revolution’ in Packaging
New Study Calls for a ‘Reuse Revolution’ in Packaging

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A new Ellen MacArthur Foundation study shows that a reusable packaging economy could lower both GHGs and water use by up to 35-70% compared with single-use plastics.

Reflecting on America Recycles Day: 5 Ways Recycled Waste is Transforming Circularity
Reflecting on America Recycles Day: 5 Ways Recycled Waste is Transforming Circularity

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Recycling is a powerful tool; but we also must recognize there is much more work to be done to achieve circularity at the scope and scale necessary.

Molecular Recycling Could Be Crucial to Realizing a Circular Economy
Molecular Recycling Could Be Crucial to Realizing a Circular Economy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - We caught up with Eastman’s Plastics Division President, Scott Ballard, who explained the potential of molecular recycling as the company prepares to show the world what’s possible.

How the US’s Most Abundant Crop Is Changing the Way Plastic Is Produced
How the US’s Most Abundant Crop Is Changing the Way Plastic Is Produced

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - In a perfect example of the circular economy in action, corn stover — stalks and leaves left over from harvest — becomes a valuable cash crop for which farmers can get paid.

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2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back: LEGO Is Latest Company to Disclose Sustainability Setback
2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back: LEGO Is Latest Company to Disclose Sustainability Setback

WALKING THE TALK - The world’s largest toymaker acknowledged the issues it encountered in pursuit of a more sustainable alternative to its oil-based plastic bricks, illustrating the still-circuitous path to sustainable solutions.

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