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Crafting a Public-Private Partnership: The Inter-American Foundation Partners with Danone Argentina to Promote Recycling Blog 19 Nov 2020 Plastic Waste Crafting a Public-Private Partnership: The Inter-American Foundation Partners with Danone Argentina to Promote Recycling In October, the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) launched a three-year public-private partnership with Danone Argentina, a leading global company that produces beverages and dairy and nutrition products, the Danone Ecosystem Fund—an endowment fund focused on developing general interest activities that create and strengthen sustainable and inclusive economic models globally—and Fundación Avina Argentina, a Latin American foundation […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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     […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Peter Freedman’s New Year Message to Members Blog 07 Jan 2019 Corporate Peter Freedman’s New Year Message to Members First of all, I would like to wish you a very happy and successful New Year! This note provides a summary of how we at the CGF have been working on your behalf in 2018, as well as a look ahead to our priorities for 2019. If you would like to know more about anything […]
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 […]
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 […]
A Reflection on the CGF Sustainable Retail Summit 2020: Positivity for the Future of Our Planet Through Partnerships for Step Change Blog 24 Nov 2020 Sustainable Retail Summit A Reflection on the CGF Sustainable Retail Summit 2020: Positivity for the Future of Our Planet Through Partnerships for Step Change After a productive two days at the CGF Sustainable Retail Summit in mid-October, I really believe that together, through the power of partnerships, we have all it takes to grow responsibly. I’m proud that I work for P&G as we embrace our environmental duty to lead with innovation in the area of sustainability, and that […]
Press Release 08 Nov 2013 Highlights from Global Marketing, IT & Supply Chain Conference Day 2 LONDON, 8th November 2013 – The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) global marketing, IT and supply chain conference continued today with another full programme of speakers from the world of retail and manufacturing. Dick Boer, President & CEO of Royal Ahold and Co-Chair of The Consumer Goods Forum, was also in attendance, and with a clear […]
Reflections as We Move into a New Decade Blog 11 Feb 2020 Environmental Sustainability Reflections as We Move into a New Decade When it comes to sustainability, we know that our current system is still far from bringing effective change. 2019 wasn’t an exception. Scientists and NGOs point to an existential threat and call for urgent action; businesses say that it’s difficult to implement quickly and comes at a high cost, and most likely will push for governments […]
The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit Urges Industry to Lean Into Unprecedented Change Press Release 23 Jun 2019 Global Summit The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit Urges Industry to Lean Into Unprecedented Change Digital transformation and sustainability continue to redefine the global consumer goods industry Wide range of new technologies present exciting opportunities for business to address these challenges, often through collaboration Generation Z proving even more demanding and sceptical than Millennials   PARIS, 23rd June 2019 – Digital transformation and sustainability are the key challenges facing the consumer goods […]