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Sustainable Food Packaging

By Robert Grace

- Published on May 1, 2017 by UL Prospector

Another game-changer, of course, is Walmart Stores Inc. The mega-retailer, with its massive buying power, has the ability to almost single-handedly rewrite the rules followed by its packaging suppliers. Last October, Walmart released its new “Sustainable Packaging Playbook8,” which is meant help advance the company’s stated zero-waste goal. The priorities of both Walmart and its Sam’s Club warehouse stores include encouraging suppliers to: - source sustainably - optimize design to reduce the amount of unnecessary packaging materials - support recycling and the use of recycled content.

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Sustainable Food Packaging
Earth Day Texas Event in Dallas Will Bring Together Experts on Plastic Sustainability

By Jeff Mosier

- Published on May 1, 2017 by Dallas News

The sessions at Plasticity Texas on Friday, as part of Earth Day Texas, will include discussions about designing products to be more easily recyclable, standardizing products and making money from waste streams. Doug Woodring, co-founder of Ocean Recovery Alliance, described Plasticity as a one-day MBA in plastic sustainability. They assemble experts who try to break logjams that hinder plastic waste solutions, whether that's a lack of scale that keeps costs high or outdated regulations.

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Earth Day Texas Event in Dallas Will Bring Together Experts on Plastic Sustainability
Plastic Pollution: Policy and Legislation

By Nick Marinoff

- Published on April 3, 2017 by Planet Experts

By now, you likely know a thing or two about Plasticity Forum. As plastic pollution continues, thinkers and entrepreneurs are grouping together to seek an end to one of human’s greatest dilemmas and to create new means for tidying up the planet. Two weeks ago, we introduced you to the notions of economy and how plastic is recovered. Then, we talked about plastic’s design, and now, we’ll focus on legislation and policy. The time has come to examine what rules (if any) exist to stop plastic pollution from spreading across the globe like a virus.

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Plastic Pollution: Policy and Legislation
Plasticity Forums Return to U.S.

By Plasticity Forum

- Published on March 23, 2017 by CSR Newswire

“Plasticity is an essential forum convening a solutions-oriented conversation among leaders from business, NGOs, government, and academia who are driven to solve one of the greatest challenges and opportunities of our time — how to productively use vital materials to enrich economic opportunities while eliminating these same materials as waste harming the natural environment. Plasticity is vital to connect the dots and advance strategic partnerships to deliver economic value and environmental and social benefit. This is the mission of my own organization and Plasticity has been a vital asset to our work.” — Steve Rochlin, co-CEO and co-Founder of IO Sustainability.

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Plasticity Forums Return to U.S.
 

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