circular economy

ACI Unveils Ambitious Circular Packaging Roadmap

Summary: 
  • Part of ACI’s Sustainability Goal to Value Nature
  • ACI’s Committed to Supporting Our Members Reach This Ambition
  • Cleaning Products Industry is Committed to Sustainability
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  • Part of ACI’s Sustainability Goal to Value Nature
  • ACI’s Committed to Supporting Our Members Reach This Ambition
  • Cleaning Products Industry is Committed to Sustainability

Owens Corning's Approach to Building the Circular Economy

Press Release

February 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - In the past, manufacturers used a straightforward, linear model to produce their goods: extract raw materials, build the products, discard the waste, and throw everything away when it’s no longer in use. The result? Depleted natural resources, increased pollution, and overflowing landfills. Clearly, an unsustainable model in every sense of the word.

Help for Companies on Circular Economy Progress

Enhanced corporate reporting using the GRI Standards and Circulytics
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Organizations can now link the world’s leading sustainability reporting standards with an innovative tool for measuring their progress towards the circular economy.

Ferrara Signs Ellen MacArthur Foundation's New Plastics Economy Global Commitment for a Circular Economy for Plastic

Company commits to 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025
Press Release

CHICAGO, December 16, 2020 /3BL Media/  Chicago-based sweet snacking company Ferrara today announced its commitment to make all packaging 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. The company has become a signatory of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s and UN Environment Program (UNEP)’s New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, joining 500 businesses and governments for a vision of a circular economy for plastic in which it never becomes waste or pollution.

Ecocentricity Blog: Lists of Ten

By: John A. Lanier
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I have no idea if an anthropologist would agree, but I’m convinced that humans make lists of ten because we just so happened to evolve with ten fingers. If we’d had four fingers on each hand, I bet we would make lists of eight, and our entire system of mathematics might be based on increments of eight too. Fun fact – that would be called an octal numeral system.

LIXIL Takes a Step Forward in the Responsible Use of Resources Establishing its Global Plastic Action Statement

Contributing to the Realization of a Sustainable, Circular Economy
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“As part of LIXIL’s contribution to a circular economy, we aim to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050 through the implementation of environmentally friendly business processes, and innovation in its products and services. Until now, we have implemented global measures to minimize our environmental footprint across all our operations, including the sustainable use of resources - from the procurement of materials through to the disposal of our products.

HP Inc. and the Arbor Day Foundation Team Up to Plant One Million Trees by the End of 2020

During Climate Week, HP continues to showcase its commitment to a low-carbon, circular economy through protecting, restoring, and promoting sustainable forests while setting goals and intentions to reduce consumption in operations over the next 5 years.
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Highlights:

  • HP takes next step in realizing a forest-positive future by pledging one million trees to support Arbor Day Foundation  
  • Since announcing its forest-positive vision for printing in 2019, HP has donated more than $12 million to NGO partnerships to protect forests, improve responsible forest management, and develop science-based targets for forests. Its expanded commitment to the Foundation will drive high-impact tree planting initiatives, including the restoration of California forests devastated by the 2018 Carr and Camp wildfires.
  • HP to speak about the importance of a forest-positive future during an Arbor Day Foundation panel at Climate Week on September 24
  • HP pledges to reduce potable water consumption in global operations by 35% by 2025
Press Release

Highlights:

  • HP takes next step in realizing a forest-positive future by pledging one million trees to support Arbor Day Foundation  
  • Since announcing its forest-positive vision for printing in 2019, HP has donated more than $12 million to NGO partnerships to protect forests, improve responsible forest management, and develop science-based targets for forests. Its expanded commitment to the Foundation will drive high-impact tree planting initiatives, including the restoration of California forests devastated by the 2018 Carr and Camp wildfires.
  • HP to speak about the importance of a forest-positive future during an Arbor Day Foundation panel at Climate Week on September 24
  • HP pledges to reduce potable water consumption in global operations by 35% by 2025

Zero Waste to Landfill: The Why and How

Blog

These days, there’s a lot of incentive for businesses to operate in an eco-friendly and sustainable way. It really is a win-win: your business stays aligned with changing regulations, your reputation is strengthened, and your bottom line is improved.

For any company interested in long-term success, the motivation is there in spades. That said, setting unrealistic sustainability goals can lead to missed targets, decreased morale and diminishing efforts.

Annette Luchene, VP and CFO, Explains Sappi North America's Holistic Approach to Its People and the Planet

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At Sappi, we take a holistic view of value creation. As we shared in this year’s annual integrated report, value for Sappi is not only about delivering returns to our shareholders, it is about maximizing the value of every resource along the value chain to ensure those returns are sustainable. We recognize that our sphere of influence and impact extends beyond our mill gates. Accordingly, we strive to increase our positive impacts on people and planet as well as minimize our negative impacts, while securing prosperity through sustainable profit margins.

3 Ways Herbalife Nutrition is Embracing the Circular Economy

Taking action towards sustainable consumption and production
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Circular economy ideas and models could be used to transform businesses, boost future job creation and help societies to achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030. Herbalife Nutrition is taking steps towards sustainable consumption and production. They are working on several fronts to address this issue, through corporate initiatives and through the job our independent small business owners do every day within their communities in 94 countries across the world.

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