Regulation and the Circular Economy: Can the U.S. Turn the Tide on Plastic Pollution?
It would be an understatement to say that plastic pollution has become top of mind. Images of sea turtles tangled in plastic rings, ocean plastic trash heaps, and the idea that tiny plastic particles reside in fish, our water supply, and even people, have collectively heightened concerns. Here’s something to chew on: according to research, […]
World population is straining resources: reuse can help
It goes without saying: the bigger the Super Bowl party you have in mind, the more nachos and garlic shrimp you need. The same idea holds on a global scale. As world population continues to soar, we will all need more goods and services than ever before. And with record numbers of people moving to […]
Zero waste in the last mile: e-commerce looks to reusable packaging
Reusable packaging is a hot topic in the C-suite these days, with brand heavyweights like Procter & Gamble, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Unilever, Mars, Clorox, Coca-Cola, Mondelēz, and Danone partnering with retail giants Kroger and Carrefour to launch TerraCycle’s new e-commerce reuse initiative, Loop, announced earlier this year. Reusable packaging is nothing new; what is new is […]
Zero waste vs. convenience: can packaging do it all?
From food service to pharma, companies in every industry have to adapt to changing consumer packaging preferences – or face the consequences. With increasing environmental concerns, brand owners today are challenged not only to adapt quickly, but to reconcile two seemingly conflicting consumer demands: greater convenience and zero waste. Is waste the cost of convenience? […]
Single use plastic: experts say plastic isn’t the problem
Everywhere you turn, corporations, cities, and even whole countries are joining the war against the single use plastic filling our oceans and landfills. According to a report from the United Nations, by July of 2018, 127 countries had implemented some type of policy regulating plastic bags. 27 countries had also restricted or banned other single-use […]
Sustainable packaging is now a $225 billion market
According to a newly-published report by Market Insights, the “green” or sustainable packaging market is currently valued at over $225 billion and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.7% over the next five years. That means ~25% of the total global packaging market falls into one of three categories of sustainable packaging: reusable […]