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Stronger Together: Plastics & Packaging Solution Requires Innovative Partnerships Blog 13 Jan 2022 Plastic Waste Stronger Together: Plastics & Packaging Solution Requires Innovative Partnerships Packaging protects the products we love and provides information about how to use them safely and responsibly – but packaging needs to become part of a circular economy. We, at Asahi Europe & International have a target of achieving 100% reusable, or recyclable packaging by 2030. And impressively, almost all key FMCG producers are aiming […]
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 […]
Retailers and Manufacturers Join Forces to Drive Global Change in Packaging Press Release 27 Jan 2010 Environmental Sustainability Retailers and Manufacturers Join Forces to Drive Global Change in Packaging Global project on packaging and sustainability enters pilot phase    PARIS, 27th January 2010 – In an ongoing effort to drive global change in packaging, leaders from many of the world’s largest consumer goods companies and major retailers have approved a suggested set of common definitions and principles for packaging in the framework of sustainability. […]
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, […]
Press Release 06 Sep 2011 Consumer Goods Companies Release First Global Measurement System for Packaging Sustainability  PARIS, France, 6th September 2011 – The Consumer Goods Forum today announced the release of the Global Protocol on Packaging Sustainability (GPPS) to enable the consumer goods industry to better assess the relative sustainability of packaging.    The GPPS is part of the sustainability work stream at the Consumer Goods Forum, which is sponsored by […]
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 […]
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 […]
Press Release 01 Jul 2010 Consumer Goods Companies Tackle Packaging and Sustainability The Consumer Goods Forum initiative releases global framework measurement system for trading partners    PARIS, 1st July, 2010 – The  Consumer  Goods  Forum  is  delighted  to  release  the  first  report  from  its  Sustainability workstream.     The report, A Global Language for Packaging and Sustainability, delivers a common framework and measurement system that trading  partners […]
Making Packaging Intelligent Through the Use of Digital Watermarks: A Deep Dive Into Project HolyGrail & the New Possibilities of HolyGrail2.0 Blog 13 Oct 2020 E2E Value Chain Making Packaging Intelligent Through the Use of Digital Watermarks: A Deep Dive Into Project HolyGrail & the New Possibilities of HolyGrail2.0 HolyGrail is a collaborative effort designed to solve one of the largest obstacles facing plastic recycling – inefficient sorting at sorting and/or recycling facilities. In 2016, as P&G’s sustainable packaging expert, I worked with P&G to kick off a coalition of companies to pioneer HolyGrail in Europe under the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy […]
CGF Sustainability Director Joins Panel on Plastic Packaging at The Economist Group’s World Ocean Summit News Update 09 Mar 2022 Plastic Waste CGF Sustainability Director Joins Panel on Plastic Packaging at The Economist Group’s World Ocean Summit On March 3rd, Director of Sustainability at The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), Ignacio Gavilan joined a panel discussion dedicated to rethinking plastic packaging solutions at The Economist Group’s World Ocean Summit. Ignacio who oversees the CGF’s Coalitions of Action on Plastic Waste and Food Waste was invited to share his thoughts on the opportunities and challenges for packaging, and […]
Closing the Loop on Packaging Waste Podcast 26 Oct 2021 Plastic Waste Closing the Loop on Packaging Waste   In this month’s episode, host Louise Chester is joined by Ségolène Challe, Plastic Packaging Manager to Carrefour to hear more about the company’s work on returnable packaging, and more specifically their innovative partnership with LOOP in their Parisian stores.  
Making Bags Better: Re-thinking Flexible Plastic Packaging Podcast 20 Feb 2022 Plastic Waste Making Bags Better: Re-thinking Flexible Plastic Packaging In this month’s episode, we are joined by Archana Jagannathan, Senior Director of Sustainable Packaging, PepsiCo Europe. PepsiCo Europe just announced their plans to eliminate virgin fossil-based plastic in all of their crisp and chip bags by 2030. Archana shares more about this innovative project, the challenges involved and why collaboration is critical to success. […]
Beyond Recycling: How Reusable Packaging Can Revolutionize Our Shopping Habits Blog 09 Oct 2020 Plastic Waste Beyond Recycling: How Reusable Packaging Can Revolutionize Our Shopping Habits If you’re like me, the pandemic has made you much more familiar with your own household waste. More time at home means no more business lunches, food truck runs or snacks at work, and fewer quick bites on the road. Whether you do your shopping in person or have moved your purchases online, almost everything […]
CGF Forest Positive Coalition Publishes Paper, Pulp and Fibre-based Packaging Commodity Roadmap News Update 26 Mar 2021 Forest Positive CGF Forest Positive Coalition Publishes Paper, Pulp and Fibre-based Packaging Commodity Roadmap The Forest Positive Coalition has published the first version of its Paper, Pulp and Fibre-based Packaging (PPP) Roadmap, a foundational document for Coalition members which will guide them in their efforts to remove deforestation and conversion from PPP supply chains. It is the third Commodity Roadmap from the Coalition: the first, on palm oil, was […]
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, […]
Pulp Paper and Packaging Guidelines Publication 21 Jun 2013 Pulp Paper and Packaging Guidelines