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Creating a Blueprint for Success

The Coalition’s Charter outlines the commitments and objectives of the different workstreams. It was approved by the CGF Board in 2020 and adopted by all Coalition members.

Last year, together with SYSTEMIQ and McKinsey, our members created a blueprint for reaching our ambitions through the development of a simulation model comparing collection and recycling rates, material flows, as well as associated financial and social implications for different combinations of waste management design choices.

In addition to the completed blueprints and system model, the Coalition will undertake the following specific action points in 2020 and beyond:

  • Align on a specific set of “golden design rules” for flexible and rigid packaging.
  • Align on principles for optimal Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR).
  • Leverage the CGF’s unique combination of the global perspective and access to local networks to initiate or accelerate country initiatives supporting the transition to a circular economy in developed and transitional markets, led by coalition member companies and involving other companies and stakeholders.
  • Overcome barriers to advanced chemical recycling for flexibles reaching scale.

Achievements

  • CGF Endorses New Plastics Global Economy

    The CGF issued a statement calling for the consumer goods industry to play a leading role in eliminating plastic waste on land and sea and endorses the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy vision. The statement was issued ahead of the Our Ocean Conference that took place in Bali, Indonesia.

  • CGF Partners with SYSTEMIQ and McKinsey to Create a Blueprint for Success on Packaging

    The CGF undertook a year-long study with SYSTEMIQ and McKinsey, with the support of CGF members, to create a blueprint for reaching its ambitions through the development of a simulation model comparing collection and recycling rates, material flows, as well as associated financial and social implications for different combinations of waste management system design choices. The results shape the work of the Plastic Waste Coalition.

  • Plastics and Food Safety Come Together at GFSI Conference

    Ignacio Gavilan, Director of Environmental Sustainability at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), spoke at the 19th edition of the GFSI Conference, which took place in Seattle. Ignacio led a breakout session on the final day of the conference, entitled Food Safety vs. Sustainability: The Challenges and Opportunities Associated with Using Recycled Materials for Food Contact”.