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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.
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tactic in weaving together a circular economy? Through its recently launched
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share ideas and generate action for our collective zero-waste goals.
According to the World Economic
percent of the value of plastic packaging material is lost to the economy due to
linear supply chains and traditional mechanical recycling systems. In the latest
episodes of Plastics Unwrapped, sustainability experts — from Fuenix Energy
to Mr. Green Africa — lay out solutions to make a dent in addressing this
Since we last dove
“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 daunting sustainability challenges — such as combatting plastic
and mitigating risks brought on by climate change.
Listeners can tune into Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts to find
Episode Four: Advanced
(27:23) – Listen to an expert panel discuss recent developments and next
steps for advanced recycling
— also known as “chemical recycling” — that converts hard-to-recycle and
mixed plastic waste into its basic chemical elements, allowing waste to
become infinitely recyclable. Dow's Carsten Larsen, Commercial Director
for Recycling; Iain Gulland, CEO of Zero Waste Scotland; and Sirt
Mellema, CEO of Fuenix Ecogy Group, break down why advanced recycling
is a game-changer for the plastics industry, consumers, packaging and
sustainability more broadly.
Episode Five: African
(21:49) – Hear Dow’s Adwoa Coleman, Africa Sustainability & Advocacy
Manager; Arese Lucia Onaghise, Executive Secretary at The Food and
Beverage Recycling Alliance; and Keiran Smith, CEO and co-Founder of
recycling company Mr. Green Africa, explore Africa’s burgeoning circular
economy, while also touching on emerging markets’ challenges keeping waste
out of landfills. They discuss the numerous infrastructural and
technological opportunities in Africa — including how key collaborations can
help close the loop and why designing for recyclability can unlock what’s
Episode Six: Plastics and the European Green
(22:41) – Dow’s Director of EU Affairs, Dennis Kredler, is joined by
Plastic Europe’s Director of External Affairs, David Carroll, to
discuss the EU’s Green Deal and what it means for the plastics
industry. Kredler and Carroll discuss the content and ambitions of the Green
Deal, the opportunities and challenges it presents for the plastic industry,
and what actions organizations such as Dow are taking to ensure they meet
the Green Deal’s goal of circularity and climate neutrality by
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Published Aug 6, 2021 8am EDT / 5am PDT / 1pm BST / 2pm CEST
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