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What Is Ocean-Bound Plastic? And Does It Really Matter?

What Is Ocean-Bound Plastic? And Does It Really Matter?

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. To fully address the plastic waste challenge, it is urgent to capture as much of it as possible. Diverting ocean-bound plastics is a worthy cause, but it only scratches the surface of the broader challenge of mismanaged waste.

McDonald’s, Loop Partner on Industry-First Cup Return Scheme

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. Beginning in 2021, McDonald's customers in select UK restaurants will be able to choose a reusable hot beverage cup, which can be returned to be sanitized and reused.

Dried and True: The Food Service World Works to Rein in COVID-Fueled Waste

As COVID-19 continues to change the landscape for food-service establishments, initiatives to mitigate food waste that combine creativity, technology and flavor with good business sense will become a necessity. 

The Business Case(s) for Blending Ocean Plastics

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. Forging a path that recognizes both the importance of recycling and the specific needs of manufacturers will enlist far more companies into the world of recycled plastic. The key to this happy medium is blending.

US Plastics Pact Aims to Ignite Further Change Toward Circular Economy for Plastic

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. 60+ brands, retailers, government agencies, and NGOs collaborate to advance all plastic packaging to become reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.

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Algramo Brings Refillable, Waste-Free Cleaning Products to NYC

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. In partnership with major brands and small business owners, Algramo gives consumers a better way to refill household-name cleaning products through a cost effective, smart dispensing system.

General Mills, Nestlé, Walmart CEOs Lead Coalition to End Food Waste Worldwide

The Coalition of Action to End Food Waste aims to enact measures that benefit the environment and the global economy, and ensure more food makes it to stores and onto consumers’ tables.

prAna’s Responsible Packaging Movement Aims to Foster Sea Change in Fashion

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. Leading by example, the sustainable fashion brand has pledging to eliminate plastic from its consumer packaging by 2021, the use of Ancient and Endangered Forest by 2022, and to eliminate virgin forest fibers by 2025.

The Future of Fashion Is in Biomaterials and Circularity

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. The circular economy is here to stay — and no industry is better positioned to take on this challenge than fashion. The designers, innovators and business people in this industry are starting a revolution that ensures doing good never goes out of style. 

New Innovations Simplify Ocean Plastic Supply Chain

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. Incorporating recycled ocean plastics into products is no longer a risky affair, and more brands are following in the footsteps of earlier pioneers to revolutionize their own product lines and story with these salvaged materials.

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Interior Design Firm’s Product Exchange Minimizes Construction & Demolition Waste

Schott Design’s product exchange program, SchottXchange, goes beyond its carpet reclamation and recycling efforts on its projects to facilitate the reuse of items within or between buildings, diverting materials from the landfill.

How a Classic Brand Is Tackling the Marine Plastic Problem

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. Zipper giant YKK Group has used recycled PET yarns in the woven tape of its Natulon® zippers since 1994. But when it wanted to help address the challenge of ocean plastic, the company saw it as an opportunity to get creative.

6 Tips for Avoiding Recycled Materials Supply Chain Disruptions

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. Don’t wait until a breakdown happens to explore alternatives. Start evaluating your supply chain today and expand your recycled plastic sources to keep things humming no matter what the world throws at you.

Report: Existing Technologies Can Stem Flow of Plastic into the Oceans by 80%

We know the problem; and, increasingly, we know how to solve it. It’s time for decision-makers, including leading global consumer brands that have been identified as part of the problem, to start taking the necessary steps to prevent plastic from ending up in the ocean, now.

Trending: Levi’s, Dockers, Sheep Inc Moving Sustainable Apparel Ever Forward

Dual launches from Levi Strauss include recycled denim Levi’s and Water<Less Dockers; while carbon-negative wool sweaters from Sheep Inc come with full supply chain transparency.

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US Retail Giants Convene to Reinvent the Plastic Retail Bag

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. Leading retailers CVS Health, Target and Walmart — joined by Kroger and Walgreens, and NGOs Conservation International and Ocean Conservancy — unite to tackle retail bag waste and invite others to join the effort.

Trending: Meet the Innovators Hell-Bent for Plant-Based Leather

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. While companies such as Amadou and MycoWorks are charging ahead with mushroom-based leather, here we see the material made from eggplant, cacti and apples — and taking a bite out of food waste at the same time.

Q&A: Dole ‘Promise’ Sees Shift to New, Shared Value Principles by 2025

Cross-Posted from Organizational Change. Dole Packaged Foods’ new sustainability commitment is based on a Japanese philosophy called 'sampo yochi' — in which business operates for the good of the seller, the buyer and society.

Private Sector Can (and Must) Clean Up the Oceans

The private sector must collaborate with the public sector to clean up plastic pollution in our waterways. Entities such as the TerraCycle Global Foundation have an opportunity to increase conservation and create value for all stakeholders in the work towards healthier oceans.

HP Sets Ambitious Plastic Goals, Doubles Down on Diversity Commitments

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. Along with the release of its 2019 Sustainable Impact Report, the tech giant has set bold goals around reduction of single-use plastics and increasing recycled materials; and committed to doubling its number of Black executives by 2025.

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