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CGF Holds Virtual EPR Event in with Ministry of Environment in Colombia and Waste2Worth News Update 05 Sep 2021 Plastic Waste CGF Holds Virtual EPR Event in with Ministry of Environment in Colombia and Waste2Worth In late August, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) held its first online event in Colombia in partnership with the Ministry of Environment in Colombia and Waste2worth. During the workshop, over 200 representatives from different stakeholder organisations, including government, academia, CGF member and non-member companies, plastic collectives, among others, took part in the dialogue on extended […]
Reducing Packaging Waste: A Journey of Collaboration Blog 02 Sep 2021 Plastic Waste Reducing Packaging Waste: A Journey of Collaboration Amcor & Mars Food partnered to introduce more sustainable packaging for microwavable rice pouches A formidable first for microwaveable food as well as for stand-up pouch packaging The path to more sustainable packaging and products is one that needs to be paved by ambition, collaboration and innovation. For Mars Food and global packaging company Amcor, […]
CGF Sustainability Director Speaks on BrightTALK Panel on Sustainable Finance News Update 12 Aug 2021 Plastic Waste CGF Sustainability Director Speaks on BrightTALK Panel on Sustainable Finance On August 4th, Ignacio Gavilan, Sustainability Director at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) spoke on a panel discussion hosted by BrightTALK on the topic of sustainable finance. Ignacio who oversees the CGF’s Coalitions of Action on Food Waste and Plastic Waste was invited to the panel to share his thoughts on the role of the financial sector […]
CGF Plastic Waste Coalition Launches Full Set of “Golden Design Rules” to Tackle Plastic Waste Press Release 13 Jul 2021 Plastic Waste CGF Plastic Waste Coalition Launches Full Set of “Golden Design Rules” to Tackle Plastic Waste PARIS, 13th July 2021 – With a common vision of a world where no plastic waste ends up in nature – land or sea – The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Coalition of Action on Plastic Waste today announces the latest critical step made by Coalition members to transform the industry’s relationship with plastic packaging. The […]
The Recyclable Plastic Transforming Toothpaste Tubes Video 29 Jun 2021 Corporate The Recyclable Plastic Transforming Toothpaste Tubes    Visit www.BetterLivesThroughBetterBusiness.com to view all videos in the series (or here if based in the UK)
Plastic Waste, Food Safety and Food Waste: How Interconnected Are They? Podcast 21 Jun 2021 Corporate Plastic Waste, Food Safety and Food Waste: How Interconnected Are They?   In the latest episode of the CGF Podcast, host Louise Chester speaks to fellow CGF colleagues Erica Sheward, Director of the Global Food Safety Initiative, and Ignacio Gavilan, Director of Sustainability, who leads the CGF’s Coalitions of Action on Plastic Waste and Food Waste. In this episode, they share how the complex issues they […]
CGF Sustainability Director Speaks at 3BL Forum on Plastic Waste Challenge News Update 09 Jun 2021 Plastic Waste CGF Sustainability Director Speaks at 3BL Forum on Plastic Waste Challenge On Wednesday June 2nd Ignacio Gavilan, Sustainability Director at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), spoke at “3BL Forum – Brands Taking Stands – LIVE!”, a virtual platform which convenes corporate leaders from top brands for a series of sessions meant to explore “the why” and “the how” behind business leadership at this critical moment in […]
World Oceans Day 2021 | A Message from the CGF Sustainability Directors Video 08 Jun 2021 Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative World Oceans Day 2021 | A Message from the CGF Sustainability Directors To mark World Oceans Day, the CGF Sustainability Directors, Ignacio Gavilan and Didier Bergeret, take a moment to discuss the environmental and social challenges facing our oceans and the people who work and live near them, and how the CGF’s Coalitions of Action are working to create a world that benefits ocean life and livelihoods.
METRO Plastic Initiative to “Turn Off the Tap” Blog 08 Jun 2021 Plastic Waste METRO Plastic Initiative to “Turn Off the Tap” One truckload of plastic waste is dumped into the oceans – every minute of every day. To tackle the plastic pollution of the oceans, we need to “turn this tap off”. What sounds like an appeal to save water is actually a quote from David Katz, founder and CEO of the Canadian social enterprise Plastic […]
Driving Green Consumption: The Role of Sustainability and Pack Sizing in Consumer Decisions Blog 26 May 2021 Plastic Waste Driving Green Consumption: The Role of Sustainability and Pack Sizing in Consumer Decisions Does one size fit all? Flexible pack sizes that fit one’s consumption pattern is a basic requirement for today’s consumers. The on-the-go lifestyles of millennials and Gen Z led to a surge in single-serve products in recent times. These consumer segments were also among the most environmentally conscious, making it important for product companies to ensure that […]
Plastic Waste Coalition Welcomes Five New Members: Ferrero, Grupo AlEn, Lenta, McCain Foods and Refresco News Update 19 May 2021 Plastic Waste Plastic Waste Coalition Welcomes Five New Members: Ferrero, Grupo AlEn, Lenta, McCain Foods and Refresco Since its official launch in early 2020, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Plastic Waste Coalition has been pleased to welcome five new members: Ferrero, Grupo AlEn, Lenta, McCain Foods and Refresco. The addition of these five members brings the Coalition’s membership to 41 CGF members committed to tackle the plastic pollution challenge and help advance […]
CGF Sustainability Director Speaks at Food Integrity 2021 on Industry Challenges News Update 29 Apr 2021 Plastic Waste CGF Sustainability Director Speaks at Food Integrity 2021 on Industry Challenges On Friday April 23rd, Ignacio Gavilan, Sustainability Director at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), spoke at Food Integrity 2021 which brought together professionals from the food and beverage sector to debate the challenges facing the industry and share their lessons and solutions. Ignacio, who oversees the CGF’s Coalitions on Food Waste and Plastic Waste was invited to […]
Business Collaboration to Protect Our Planet has Never Been More Critical Blog 22 Apr 2021 Corporate Business Collaboration to Protect Our Planet has Never Been More Critical Today is Earth Day, an international day of environmental action and an important moment to reflect on the vital role of businesses in protecting the planet. Our unique and precious world is on the brink of profound change. Our actions today are not just impacting the wellbeing of people, communities and our planet now: they are […]
The Year Ahead for CGF China Blog 12 Apr 2021 Corporate The Year Ahead for CGF China In the Chinese Zodiac, the new year that started on 12th February is the Year of the Ox. The many qualities of the ox are believed to influence the year’s outcome: a symbol of hard work, positivity and honesty, the ox can bring long-awaited success and prosperity to 2021.    The Consumer Goods Forum’s team […]
Updates on CGF Latin America – Encuentro CEO News Update 12 Apr 2021 Corporate Updates on CGF Latin America – Encuentro CEO Latin America is a continent with many opportunities for retail, but it demands a deep understanding of the many different realities and markets, far from a one-size-fits-all approach.   Based on this reality, and aware of the opportunity to present the work done by the CGF to Colombian CEOs, the CGF LatAm team and Grupo […]
CGF Plastic Waste Coalition of Action Hosts Informational Webinar for Members News Update 12 Apr 2021 Plastic Waste CGF Plastic Waste Coalition of Action Hosts Informational Webinar for Members On April 7th 2021, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Coalition of Action on Plastic Waste held an informative webinar for members interested in finding out more about the Coalition’s three workstreams. Ignacio Gavilan, Sustainability Director at the CGF set the scene for the discussion, by providing attendees with an overview on the mission and work […]