The Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners announces the nine winners of the Beyond the Bag Challenge: ChicoBag, Domtar, Eon, Fill it Forward, GOATOTE, PlasticFri, Returnity, SmartC and Sway.
Goals include reducing use of virgin materials, scaling new solutions, diverting bags from landfills; efforts complement plastic reduction work already underway at Albertsons Cos.
BOISE, Idaho – January 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Albertsons Companies today announced that it has joined the Beyond the Bag Initiative, its latest step to contributing to efforts to reduce plastic waste.
The Beyond the Bag Initiative, launched by the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag, is a multi-year collaboration across retail sectors that aims to identify, test, and implement innovative new design solutions that serve the function of today’s single-use plastic retail bag, delivering ease and convenience for consumers while striving to lessen the impact on the environment.
Leading Retailers and Closed Loop Partners Unite to Tackle Retail Bag Waste
DEERFIELD, Ill., July 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Walgreens announced today that it has joined the Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners and other leading retailers in a groundbreaking consortium that aims to reinvent the single-use plastic retail bag. The goal of the initiative is to identify, test and implement viable design solutions and models that more sustainably serve the purpose of the current retail bag.
A Conversation with Kate Daly of Closed Loop Partners, Managing Director of the Center for the Circular Economy
With a population nearing 8 billion and an economy contributing to cascading impacts on the natural systems upon which our lives rely, the planet is buckling under the weight of humanity’s influence. Fortunately, a movement is underway, challenging communities, companies, and governments to solve the waste challenge, eliminating the concept of solid waste altogether with a circular economy.
P&G is proud to be a founding partner of Circulate Capital a new venture to invest in solutions to ocean plastic. This new investment firm will help create the infrastructure to help prevent ocean plastic and will concentrate efforts in South and Southeast Asia.