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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Press Release 24 Jun 2015 Environmental Sustainability Ambitious New Resolution on Food Waste Agreed by The Consumer Goods Board for an Improved Industry  — Halving food waste by 2025 amongst member operations — Five new open-source toolkits to support implementation of the CGF resolutions and initiatives   Paris and New York, 24th June, 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), the global body for the consumer goods industry, has announced a major new initiative from its Global Summit […]
The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit: Industry Comes Together Seeking Growth Through New Retail Models to Satisfy New Consumer Needs Press Release 10 May 2019 Global Summit The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit: Industry Comes Together Seeking Growth Through New Retail Models to Satisfy New Consumer Needs The annual event for industry CEOs convenes in Vancouver on 11th-14th June 2019, this year featuring the Start-Ups Zone for the very first time;  Ongoing disruption in the consumer goods industry is presenting exciting opportunities for businesses, and collaboration is key to achieving positive impact at scale; and CEOs and senior executives from the world’s […]
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 […]
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     […]
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 […]
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.
Global Food Safety Initiative Starts New Chapter as CEO-led Coalition of Action Press Release 23 Mar 2021 Food Safety Global Food Safety Initiative Starts New Chapter as CEO-led Coalition of Action 33 CGF Members Join the All-New Coalition and Will Be Governed by New Steering Committee GFSI Becomes Eighth Coalition of Action Under the Stewardship of The Consumer Goods Forum   PARIS, 23rd March 2021 – The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced that the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI; the Coalition) is starting a new […]
Press Release 10 Jan 2011 Consumer Goods and Retail Industry Aligns on Common Objectives for New Value Chain Collaboration 2020 Future Value Chain worldwide workshops generate ambition for new initiatives to improve consumers’ lives through better business strategies   PARIS and New York, 10th January 2011 – During the past year, executives from across the retail  and consumer goods industry have worked together, as part of the Future Value Chain initiative, to focus on […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Announces New Refrigeration Resolution Press Release 06 Oct 2016 The Consumer Goods Forum Announces New Refrigeration Resolution Retailers and manufactures re-emphasise their commitment to phase out HFC refrigerants and build on initial successes from over the last six years   PARIS and NEW YORK, 6th October 2016 – The Board of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) today announced a new resolution on refrigeration, calling on all consumer goods companies to phase out […]
COVID-19 Causes a Stutter Step in Sustainability Progress, What’s Next? Blog 20 Nov 2020 E2E Value Chain COVID-19 Causes a Stutter Step in Sustainability Progress, What’s Next? Sustainability Then and Now   Prior to the pandemic, consumers around the world were focused on sustainability; reuse and recyclables, organic and natural food products, to do their part in managing the effects of climate change. Millennials led the charge by voting with their wallets, challenging retailers and suppliers to provide sustainable products and packaging […]