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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 […]
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 […]
First-Ever Global Standard to Measure Food Loss and Waste Introduced by International Partnership Press Release 06 Jun 2016 Environmental Sustainability First-Ever Global Standard to Measure Food Loss and Waste Introduced by International Partnership Key Points: New international framework launched to empower businesses, governments, and other organisations to measure, report on and manage food loss and waste  An estimated one-third of all food is lost or wasted worldwide as it moves from where it is produced to where it is eaten, even as more than 800 million people are […]
How the World Is Progressing Towards a Circular Economy for Plastic Blog 23 Feb 2021 Environmental Sustainability 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 […]
Food Waste Front and Centre at this Year’s Sustainable Retail Summit News Update 03 Nov 2016 Food Waste Front and Centre at this Year’s Sustainable Retail Summit Some 240 delegates from nearly 30 countries joined this year’s Sustainable Retail Summit, held in Paris on 27th & 28th October. The event delivered on its promise to inspire and inform, leaving participants equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to implement sustainable business practices in their organisations and drive positive change across the industry. The conference […]
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 […]
Press Release 24 Jun 2015 Environmental Sustainability Consumer Goods Industry Commits to Food Waste Reduction  — The Consumer Goods Forum Board Agree on Resolution to Halve Food Waste by 2025 within Member Retail and Manufacturing Operations; and — To Support UN Goals on Food Waste Reduction at Consumer Level and Across Supply Chains   PARIS and NEW YORK, 24th June 2015 – The Consumer Goods Forum (the CGF) today announced […]
CGF China Brings Together CGF Members and Recyclers for Upstream-Downstream Solutions Panel on Plastic Waste News Update 02 Nov 2020 Plastic Waste CGF China Brings Together CGF Members and Recyclers for Upstream-Downstream Solutions Panel on Plastic Waste At the China Plastics Reuse and Recycling Association (CPRRA) member conference from 19-21 October 2020, the CGF China Office held a panel discussion on 20 October 2020 in Hangzhou, China, to discuss the CGF, its members and other industry actors on their plastic waste and recycling efforts. Additionally, representatives from recycling companies in China were […]
New Research Finds Companies Saved 14 Dollars for Every 1 Dollar Invested in Reducing Food Waste Press Release 07 Mar 2017 Environmental Sustainability New Research Finds Companies Saved 14 Dollars for Every 1 Dollar Invested in Reducing Food Waste   Champions 12.3, a coalition of leaders in food waste reduction including The Consumer Goods Forum Managing Director Peter Freedman, have just released a new report. Latest study shows that companies, consumers and governments can save billions of dollars by acting to cut food loss and waste   PARIS, 7th March, 2017 – One-third of […]
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 […]
CGF Partners with The Economist Group’s 8th Annual World Ocean Summit; CGF Sustainability Directors to Speak on Plastic Waste and Forced Labour News Update 09 Feb 2021 Environmental Sustainability CGF Partners with The Economist Group’s 8th Annual World Ocean Summit; CGF Sustainability Directors to Speak on Plastic Waste and Forced Labour Next month, The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainability Directors, Ignacio Gavilan and Didier Bergeret, will be speaking at The Economist Group’s World Ocean Summit 2021. The CGF is a proud association partner of this year’s event, which will this year take the format of a virtual week from 1st to 5th March. The event brings […]
Building a Business Case to Take Action Against Food Waste Blog 06 Nov 2017 Food Waste Building a Business Case to Take Action Against Food Waste Over the last few years, there has been rapid growth in awareness and acknowledgment of the global food waste problem. Numerous reports and research papers provide statistics on the quantity of food – estimated at a third of what is produced for human consumption – that goes to waste each year. As a result, major food businesses […]
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     […]
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 […]
Companies Commit to Simplify Food Date Labels Worldwide by 2020, Reducing Food Waste Press Release 20 Sep 2017 Environmental Sustainability Companies Commit to Simplify Food Date Labels Worldwide by 2020, Reducing Food Waste The Consumer Goods Forum and Champions 12.3 issue landmark call to use two simple date labels by 2020   NEW YORK, 20th September 2017 — “Sell by,” “Use by,” “Display until,” “Best before,” what do they all mean? Consumers around the world navigate a range of date labels on food products, and the resulting confusion costs […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Joins Jury for REFRESH Food Waste Solution Contest News Update 29 Mar 2017 Environmental Sustainability The Consumer Goods Forum Joins Jury for REFRESH Food Waste Solution Contest   The CGF Director of Environmental Sustainability, Ignacio Gavilan, is one of four food waste experts comprising the jury of the EU-wide REFRESH Food Waste Solution Contest. Ignacio, alongside the panel of jurists, will be announcing the winners of the contest at the REFRESH Conference on 18th May 2017 in Berlin. The REFRESH Food Waste Solution […]