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From Purpose to Action: Building a Sustainable Future Together

Sponsored by Dow - 22 Published Articles
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.
Better Recycling Helps Build More Sustainable, Circular Cities
Long-standing, effective recycling systems are right at our fingertips, waiting for their full potential to be realized. Let’s reinvest in mechanical recycling to blend tried-and-true science with enhanced systems to reimagine how sustainable cities can operate and make them a reality.
New Podcast Focuses on Sustainability ‘Game Changers’ Including Advanced Recycling, Circularity Policy
Since we last dove into “Plastics Unwrapped,” Dow and its guests have continued to cover some of the most impressive innovations in the plastics industry, while also exploring solutions to our most daunting sustainability challenges.
Pushing Beyond Infinite: How Circular Plastics Can Help Reduce GHGs
As issues caused by plastic waste and climate change come to a head, finding new uses for end-of-life plastics and other materials will be vital to achieving a low-carbon future.
Digital Disruption Paving the Way for More Collaborative, Transparent Waste Collection
In Dow's 'Looped In' series, sustainability experts across the company connect with other industry leaders to discuss circular initiatives and partnerships, and what we can learn from the results.
Q&A: Harnessing Energy, Fresh Thinking with the Next Generation of Innovators
As climate- and waste-related issues continue to evolve, the next generation will create and deliver sustainable solutions that decision-makers haven’t yet dreamt of. That's why we must engage these rising leaders about the path to circularity and carbon neutrality.
Partnerships for Scaling Impact: Private Sector Rallies Around Circularity with $25M Investment
As the world races to find solutions to some of the greatest challenges of a generation – from climate change to reducing plastic waste – the Closed Loop Circular Plastics Fund offers a unique opportunity for business and investors to reimagine what’s possible for plastics and our planet.
300 C-Suite Execs Share Insights on Overcoming Challenges to Build a Circular Economy
Although circularity goals have risen to the top of executives’ agendas, the path to a waste-free world remains less clear. Fortune magazine’s latest white paper, produced in partnership with Dow, aims to help sustainability leaders and practitioners understand the current challenges and collaborate on circular solutions.
That’s a Wrap: Reducing Food Waste Through Smarter Packaging
While packaging waste is a critical issue, it must be considered alongside the issue of food waste. Fortunately, advances in plastic food packaging are helping to delay spoilage across the food production cycle more sustainably.
Designing for Humanity: New Possibilities for Plastic
Ensuring recyclability starts with putting people at the forefront to develop new systems and materials to create a continuous lifecycle for plastics. We need to design systems for humanity. By harnessing design thinking, it’s possible to make human-centered recycling systems a reality.
Why Community Clean-Up Action Is More Important Than Ever
Noticing that litter is a problem is the first step in taking action to create a cleaner, more sustainable planet. The next step is taking action. Partner with community members and local organizations to get involved and create meaningful change.
Are you ‘Looped In’? Circular Economy Leaders Share Their Latest Solutions
In Dow’s ‘Looped In’ series, Global Sustainability Director Jeff Wooster talks with circular economy advocates from major brands to discuss promising initiatives and partnerships, and what we can learn from the results.
One Life Is Not Enough for Plastics: How Dow Is Designing for Recyclability
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.
Dow Unwraps Packaging Science, Sustainability Topics with New Podcast
"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.
Partnerships Helping Dow Create Shared Value, Eliminate Waste Across the World
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.
Where Dow and the Packaging Industry Are Headed in 2021 and Beyond
At Dow, our goal is to be a sustainability leader by providing products that support people and our planet’s wellbeing — whether by combatting climate change or working to eliminate waste. But we can’t do this alone.
Dow: Intent on #PullingOurWeight Around Cleaning Up Plastic Waste
Cross-Posted from 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.
30 Companies, Investors Commit to Secure a Healthy Ocean
Cross-Posted from Collaboration. In committing to the nine principles, companies pledge to take action to prevent pollution, manage their use of marine resources to ensure long-term sustainability, and be transparent about their ocean-related activities and impacts.

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