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From Purpose to Action: Building a Sustainable Future Together

Sponsored by Dow - 40 Published Articles
Why Partnerships with Nonprofits Are Key to a More Sustainable Future
Dow is leading the charge in materials science, but we can’t do that science in a box without thinking about communities and the people within them. Nonprofit partnerships help us dig to the root of the most pressing problems in sustainability, find the best solutions and gain public buy-in to create real impact.
Technological Ingenuity in African Nations: How They Are Solving the Plastic Waste Challenge
Enabling a circular economy is a complicated challenge that governments, communities and businesses globally are struggling to solve. But as Dow’s work in Africa proves, solutions exist — and success comes when organizations and communities collaborate to create change rooted in local context.
Yes, Beach Cleanups Still Play an Important Role in Ocean Restoration
The overall puzzle of ocean restoration is complex; but to Dow, it is clear that organized cleanups are one of the most important pieces — because they can create a spark that will ignite the type of passion it takes to drive change.
With a Sustainability Strategy Fully Embedded, How Do You Maintain Momentum to Reach Your Goals?
“We’ve been working on design for recyclability for years now. But the next step is to make packaging fully recyclable and then collect the packaging to recycle it into new products. We’re very close to creating a low-carbon, circular economy.” — Han Zhang
A New Era of Sports Sponsorship: Connecting Branded Merchandise with Circular Innovation
Despite more leagues and arenas introducing initiatives to curb waste from concessions and encourage recycling, the science and innovation necessary to create lasting impact across the board (or the court or field) are still missing. That's where Dow and its partners come in.
Finding New Within the Old: Innovating to Advance the Circularity of Plastic
Rather than focus solely on plastic alternatives, we must consider the full lifecycle of materials to see the benefits of circularity. Three technologies are surfacing as viable solutions to increase plastic’s circularity with low-carbon performance at the core.
A Springboard for Circularity: Investment in NY Recycling Infrastructure to Create Ripple Effect Across the US
These investments offer proof-of-concept for scaling more investments in waste infrastructure across North America. Modernizing Sims’ recycling capabilities acts as a circularity laboratory, which can lead to better design for the whole US recycling system.
How a Corporate ‘Lifer’ Helped Transform a Century-Old Business into a Sustainability Front Runner
When it comes to making sustainable business a reality, the journey is just as important as the destination. Few companies prove this more than Dow — provider of many of the chemical, plastic and consumer solutions that the world needs to successfully transition to a low-carbon economy.
After Disaster in Texas, Community and Industry Come Together to Transform Water Infrastructure
Disasters such as the aftermath of the February 2021 ice storm that left millions of Texans without running water lay bare the urgent need for updated utility infrastructure across the US. This would involve repairing and replacing hundreds of thousands of miles of water piping — but what should be used in their place?
How to Fuel a Sustainable Future for Packaging
Solving the ongoing packaging conundrum demands a significant shift in how businesses think — moving from a linear to a circular model of operation to improve the amount of packaging that can be reused, recycled and returned to the value chain.
Widespread Engagement at Heart of Dow’s Mission to Transform Into a 125-Year-Old Sustainability Leader
Today, Dow considers its sustainability strategy and business strategy to be one and the same; employees understand that the two can no longer be separate. But, as Global Sustainability Director Haley Lowry explains, this didn’t happen overnight.
Meeting Your Corporate Circularity Commitments: Welcome to the Age of Advanced Recycling
We believe that the solution to stopping plastic waste is understanding that the material is too valuable to be lost in landfills. We can change what is traditionally considered waste and transform it into a valuable, sustainable resource through advanced recycling.
Dramatically Decarbonizing Our World: A Blueprint for Global Circularity
With specific investments, partnerships and innovations all directed at the various steps of the plastics system, Dow’s approach provides a blueprint for how industry can build a foundation for a circular economy and the reduction of emissions.
Clearing the Way for Action: The Need for Coordination, Consistency to Close the Loop on Plastics
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.
In the Loop: Sustainable Development Models, Extending Product Lifecycles Furthering a Circular Future
Through Dow’s ‘Looped In’ series, sustainability experts across the company connect with industry leaders to discuss initiatives and partnerships that work toward building a more circular economy and explore what we can learn from the results.
Better Living Through Better Chemistry: A Conversation with John Warner
While the use of green chemistry is critical to mitigating adverse environmental impacts, there remains a gap in education of chemists and an overall lack of awareness in the industry. We sat down with John Warner, one of the founders of the field, to better understand how green chemistry is helping to enable a more sustainable future through science.
Partnering Across the Value Chain in India: New Opportunities to Close the Loop
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.
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