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P&G faces shortage of recycled plastic in race to meet sustainability goals

Procter & Gamble Co (PG.N) has lofty goals for cutting its environmental impact by 2030 but obtaining recycled plastic for more sustainable packaging is challenging, the company’s vice president of global sustainability said at the Reuters Next conference. Global supply chain issues are making obtaining environmentally sound packaging materials more difficult, Jack McAneny said on Friday, as the consumer goods giant scrambles to meet the demands of an increasingly eco-conscious consumer base. Read More at (Source)

PureCycle Technologies, Inc. announced their first product made from PureCycled plastic

PureCycle Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCT) announced the first product made from PureCycled plastic has launched. The first-of-its-kind sustainable plastic shower dispenser was brought to market and sold by EC30 and made from PureCycle’s ultra-pure recycled plastic transformed from trash found in the bins of U.S. stadiums. Bringing an ultra-pure recycled plastic product to consumers marks a milestone for PureCycle and changes the sustainable products game. Mike Otworth, CEO, PureCycle, said, “There is no

Companies step up their sustainability game; focus on eliminating plastic in packaging

  New packaging models impact the cost of operations as it increases by about 20-25% depending upon the segment. Indian consumers are also on the lookout for brands that have social and environmental purposes   Single-use consumer habits continue to pose a threat to the environment — particularly in the context of plastic packaging. According to the World Economic Forum, only 14% of plastic packaging is collected for recycling globally. Moreover, by 2050 the carbon footprint of plastics is expected

Myntra steps up its sustainability game, eliminates single-use plastic packaging

During the ongoing Myntra Big Fashion Festival, bubble wraps, plastic cello tapes and polycovers have been replaced with shredded materials and paper tapes/covers/boxes. In an attempt to reduce plastic waste, Myntra, India’s leading fashion and lifestyle e-commerce brand, has implemented plastic-free packaging for its ongoing edition of Big Fashion Festival that is being held from October 3-10. In addition to its own supply chain, Myntra’s seller partners have also adopted the green packaging defined by the platform. This milestone is a

PepsiCo to slash plastic use in sustainability push

  PepsiCo will cut back on the use of virgin plastic and expand its SodaStream sparkling-water business to more markets amid growing calls from consumers, clients and climate change advocates to combat plastic waste. As part of a new initiative called “pep+”, the Lays chips and Pepsi maker said on Wednesday it aims to reduce virgin plastic use per serving by half across all brands by 2030, and use 50% recycled content in all its plastic packaging. Read the full article here:

The whole package: How plastics and sustainability startups achieve success

  The amount of plastic pouring into our oceans is set to triple by 2040, and the bulk of the un-recycled plastic in the world is generated by an enormous industry: consumer packaged goods (CPG). The world is rife with waste from such goods, but as people become more aware and look to minimize the waste they produce, tech startups are coming up with novel solutions to help people and companies meet their sustainability goals. “People want to behave sustainably,

Plastic Pens Are Covered Under The Statutory Framework Of Plastic Waste Management Rules: National Green Tribunal

The National Green Tribunal last week observed that plastic pens are covered under the meaning of “plastic” as provided in Rule 3(o) of the Plastic Waste Management Rules, 2018 and therefore, they are also covered by the statutory framework of the said Rules. SOURCE : https://www.livelaw.in/environment/national-green-tribunal-plastic-pens-plastic-waste-management-rules-168411?infinitescroll=1 SOURCE : https://www.livelaw.in/environment/national-green-tribunal-plastic-pens-plastic-waste-management-rules-168411?infinitescroll=1 The bench also directed the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change to finalize the Extended Producers’ Responsibility (EPR) mechanism. It also directed the Central Pollution Control Board to coordinate with the Pollution

TOMRA and Borealis open state-of-the-art plant for post-consumer plastic waste sorting and advanced mechanical recycling

TOMRA and Borealis have today announced the operational start of their advanced mechanical recycling demo plant in Lahnstein, Germany, the result of a partnership that marries chemistry with technology for unsurpassed results.  Source: https://newsroom.tomra.com/tomra-and-borealis-open-state-of-the-art-plant-for-post-consumer-plastic-waste-sorting-and-advanced-mechanical-recycling/ “This plant is just the beginning of what’s possible when key players in the value chain come together to make a truly significant impact in the market,” says Volker Rehrmann, Executive Vice President and Head of Circular Economy at TOMRA. “Having just launched the

How would you achieve Sustainability in the Post COVID19 World ?

 When the Big companies which have missed their Quarter / Year target – would Sustainability even be a Board Room Discussion in the foreseeable future. Or would it be Relevance in front of their customers with products which may be seen as Luxury / Non Essential and thus not required? We survived without a boom box and now consider such products only make noise! For SME

How could 500 Billion Beverage Plastics Packaging be Sustainable?

How could 500 Billion Beverage Plastics Packaging be Sustainable? Can the earth take this load year after year?   Can India take innovative & sustainable path of Bottle to Bottle? Are we ready for using our plastics back to make & consume food grade bottles – a truly CIRCULAR Economy   An interesting panel chaired at Mumbai with BEVTECH. Thanks Dnyanesh ‘DV’ Darshane for organizing the same. Felt like a family with #Coke