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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Consumer Goods Companies Announce Position on Chemical Recycling Technologies and Publish Life Cycle Assessment Press Release 13 Apr 2022 Plastic Waste Consumer Goods Companies Announce Position on Chemical Recycling Technologies and Publish Life Cycle Assessment — For the first time, consumer good companies are joining forces through The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) to set the agenda for the development of new plastic recycling technologies. — The CGF’s Coalition of Action on Plastic Waste has today published an independent scientific study which demonstrates that the chemical recycling of hard-to-recycle plastic waste […]
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 […]
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     […]
CGF Members Publish New Guidelines for Ecomodulation of Extended Producer Responsibility Fees News Update 08 Feb 2022 Plastic Waste CGF Members Publish New Guidelines for Ecomodulation of Extended Producer Responsibility Fees Members of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Coalition of Action of Plastic Waste (the Coalition) have today released a paper outlining guiding principles for the ecomodulation of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) fees. This publication is an addendum to the paper “Building a Circular Economy for Packaging: View from the Consumer Goods Industry on Optimal Extended […]
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 […]
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 Plastic Waste Coalition Hosts Informational Webinar on Plastic Treaty with UNEP News Update 11 May 2022 Plastic Waste CGF Plastic Waste Coalition Hosts Informational Webinar on Plastic Treaty with UNEP On 26th April, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Coalition of Action on Plastic Waste held an informative webinar for members alongside the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) to provide more information on UNEP’s Plastics Treaty. Llorenç Milà i Canals, Programme Officer at UNEP opened the webinar by explaining the process that led up to the mandate […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Plastic is Fantastic! Pollution isn’t! Blog 18 Oct 2018 Environmental Sustainability Plastic is Fantastic! Pollution isn’t! Take a Look around: Have you Ever Asked Yourself how Life Would be Without Plastic?   Plastic has shaped our development as a society: it’s versatile, strong, flexible, heat resistant, handy, light, cheap… you name it. This unique set of properties has made it one of the most successful materials of the second half of […]