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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Sustainable Retail Summit Expert Series: Sander Defruyt, Lead of the New Plastics Economy, Ellen MacArthur Foundation Video 17 Sep 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit Sustainable Retail Summit Expert Series: Sander Defruyt, Lead of the New Plastics Economy, Ellen MacArthur Foundation   Registrations for the virtual Sustainable Retail Summit are now open! Click here to visit the event website.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
The Recyclable Toothpaste Tube: Colgate’s Journey Blog 19 May 2020 Plastic Waste The Recyclable Toothpaste Tube: Colgate’s Journey In 2014, Colgate issued its first formal packaging sustainability goals, which included a commitment for all packaging to be recyclable by 2020 for three categories: Pet Nutrition, Home Care, and Personal Care. Conspicuous for its absence was our big Oral Care business. There, against the daunting challenge of making toothpaste tubes recyclable, our 2020 commitment […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit Day Three: Business Transformation Press Release 15 Jun 2019 Global Summit The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit Day Three: Business Transformation VANCOUVER, 14th June 2019 — We review the key messages from the final day of the The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit in Vancouver, Canada, including the keynote session with Walmart International’s President & CEO, Judith McKenna.   Transform from within Walmart’s Judith McKenna outlined the company’s transformational journey and its focus on reinventing the […]
Our Plastics Plan: What We’ve Achieved in the First Four Months Blog 31 Jan 2019 Plastic Waste Our Plastics Plan: What We’ve Achieved in the First Four Months In September, we outlined how we were step changing our approach to using plastic and we shared an update on our progress before Christmas on our blog. Four months on, here’s our highlight achievements:     Reducing our plastic use Making our plastic easier to recycle Introducing a take-back initiative for plastic not recycled at kerbside     […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Publishes Report on Low-Carbon Solutions in the Consumer Goods Sector Press Release 13 Dec 2017 The Consumer Goods Forum Publishes Report on Low-Carbon Solutions in the Consumer Goods Sector PARIS, 13th December 2017 – The Consumer Goods Forum has today published a report showcasing concrete examples of how the consumer goods sector is implementing low-carbon solutions. By sharing these solutions, the report seeks to share essential knowledge and real-life examples to further their use across the industry and to help reduce the sector’s carbon […]