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Squaring the Circle Blog 11 May 2021 E2E Value Chain Squaring the Circle I started this blog on Earth Day, 23rd April 2021. Amid watching a documentary on whales, heartfelt pleas for a better future by young activist Bella Lack, and dances and songs that celebrate the natural world, one word stood out: circularity. This idea of a circular economy has been around for a long time, but […]
How the World Is Progressing Towards a Circular Economy for Plastic Blog 23 Feb 2021 Plastic Waste How the World Is Progressing Towards a Circular Economy for Plastic Since 2018, more than 1,000 organisations have united behind a common vision and targets for a circular economy for plastic. In just a few years, the circular economy has been put on the agenda of leading businesses and governments across the world and has been recognised as the solution to the plastic waste crisis. The […]
Why Retailers Are Integral to a Circular Economy for Packaging Blog 05 Dec 2019 Sustainable Retail Summit Why Retailers Are Integral to a Circular Economy for Packaging At this year’s Sustainable Retail Summit, Amcor discussed the circular economy for packaging and the important role retailers play in making it possible. In October 2019, Amcor was joined by CEFLEX and mtm plastics at the Sustainable Retail Summit in Berlin to determine what is needed, and from whom, to make a circular economy for […]
Sorting Fact from Fiction: Can Plastic Packaging and the Circular Economy Co-Exist? Blog 10 Dec 2018 Plastic Waste Sorting Fact from Fiction: Can Plastic Packaging and the Circular Economy Co-Exist? Speaking at an event run by The Consumer Goods Forum, Amcor’s Sustainability Director Dr. Gerald Rebitzer examines whether packaging and the circular economy can ever co-exist. In October at the Sustainable Retail Summit, I asked a simple but profound question: can plastic packaging and the circular economy ever co-exist?   Insights from my conversations with […]
Consumer Goods Industry Moves to Act on Plastic Waste Press Release 29 Oct 2018 Plastic Waste Consumer Goods Industry Moves to Act on Plastic Waste Board of The Consumer Goods Forum Issues Statement Acknowledging Need for Industry to Help Reduce Plastic Waste; Endorses Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment Vision of a Circular Economy Where No Plastic Ends Up as Waste   PARIS, 29th October 2018 – The Board of Directors of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today issued a statement […]
Ignacio Gavilan Speaks at EuroCommerce Conference on Circular Economy in Brussels News Update 21 Nov 2018 Environmental Sustainability Ignacio Gavilan Speaks at EuroCommerce Conference on Circular Economy in Brussels On 17th October 2018, Environmental Sustainability Director Ignacio Gavilan spoke at a conference organised by EuroCommerce, entitled “Circular Economy – Scaling up Market Solutions in Retail and Wholesale”. Speakers and delegates discussed how retail & wholesale businesses can work together with government and others in the supply chain to achieve a circular economy. The main […]
Circular Economy and the Future of Plastics Podcast 19 Jul 2019 Plastic Waste Circular Economy and the Future of Plastics In this month’s Sustainability Podcast Series, Sander Defruyt, who leads the New Plastics Economy Initiative at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, digs into the topic of plastics and offers his insight in to our industry’s progress on this urgent issue, the power of collective action, and the organisation’s circular economy vision. Find out more about The […]
Sustainable Packaging and Certification Solutions within the Circular Economy Blog 09 Oct 2019 Environmental Sustainability Sustainable Packaging and Certification Solutions within the Circular Economy The forest sector, through its advancement of sustainably managed forests and forest-based products, has a significant role to play in the circular economy and can provide critical solutions for global sustainability challenges. Through sustainable packaging design, responsible sourcing and supply chain management, the forest sector is achieving progress on sustainability targets such as climate action, […]
The Balanced Economy – How Marketers Are Growing Closer to Consumers Blog 03 Dec 2019 E2E Value Chain The Balanced Economy – How Marketers Are Growing Closer to Consumers In a world dictated by technology and social media, consumer brand loyalty is more relevant than ever before. That’s right, 43% of consumers are spending more money at brands that they are loyal to, which means hoping for returning customers is certainly not out of the equation. With the available data and analytics that come […]
World’s Leading Brands and Retailers Join Forces to Tackle Plastic Waste Challenge Through Packaging and Policy Commitments Press Release 08 Dec 2020 Plastic Waste World’s Leading Brands and Retailers Join Forces to Tackle Plastic Waste Challenge Through Packaging and Policy Commitments Thirty-six members of The Consumer Goods Forum commit to curb plastic pollution problem in new CEO-led Plastic Waste Coalition of Action With development of first two “Golden Design Rules,” companies with a collective annual revenue of more than 1 trillion euros aim to reduce plastic use and improve recyclability by phasing out problematic materials, colours […]
Building a Circular Economy for Packaging: A View from the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry on Optimal Extended Producer Responsibility Publication 08 Dec 2020 Plastic Waste Building a Circular Economy for Packaging: A View from the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry on Optimal Extended Producer Responsibility
Why the November Shopping Extravaganza Should Remind Us of the Need for Sustainability Blog 19 Nov 2017 Why the November Shopping Extravaganza Should Remind Us of the Need for Sustainability     Singles’ Day, Asia’s answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, has once again been and gone. It is a fascinating phenomenon, taking China by storm every November 11th, as young people celebrate being single by treating themselves and friends to gifts. The event is becoming increasingly important to the Chinese economy; last year, […]
Phasing Down HFCs: Good for the Climate and the Economy Blog 05 Nov 2015 Phasing Down HFCs: Good for the Climate and the Economy The good news is that although HFCs are extremely potent, they only remain in the atmosphere for about 15 years, so their concentrations can be reduced soon after emissions are cut. From November 1-5, Dubai hosts the 27th meeting of signatories to the Montreal Protocol, an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer. This […]
No Plastic in Nature – A Revolution Within Our Grasp Blog 21 Aug 2019 Plastic Waste No Plastic in Nature – A Revolution Within Our Grasp In advance of The Consumer Goods Forum’s Sustainable Retail Summit in October 2019, Kavita Prakash-Mani, Global Conservation Director at WWF, invites the consumer goods industry to make, and act on, public commitments to plastic waste reduction and recovery and help shape both industry norms and global policy. Brilliant and Problematic Plastic is brilliant – and […]
Sustainable Retail Summit Day One Recap Press Release 24 Oct 2019 Sustainable Retail Summit Sustainable Retail Summit Day One Recap BERLIN, 24th October 2019 – After a successful day of critical insights, best practice sharing and rich discussions, day one of the 4th Sustainable Retail Summit has come to an end. Close to 300 industry experts convened at the Hilton Hotel in the German capital for the first of two days expected to sort fact […]
Sustainability: the Key to Resilient Recovery Blog 12 Oct 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit Sustainability: the Key to Resilient Recovery For most of 2020, businesses have been absorbed by one thing: COVID-19. They’ve been rapidly adapting and doggedly surviving as the global pandemic disrupts what they do or, in many cases, shuts them down altogether. But while this new existential threat has consumed everyone’s attention, another one is still as urgent as ever: climate change. […]