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Avery Dennison Joins Plasticity Partnership

By Avery Dennison

- Published on September 5, 2018 by Plasticity Forum

“Avery Dennison has eight ambitious sustainability goals that we have committed to meet by 2025, and we know that to achieve them we need to work collaboratively within our industry and beyond. Partnering with Plasticity enables us to work across our value chain to find systemic solutions to convert plastic waste into valuable second-life resources, which is a key priority for us.” Roland Simon, vice president of global procurement and corporate sustainability at Avery Dennison.

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Avery Dennison Joins Plasticity Partnership
Plasticity Organizers Chose Malaysia as Event Site

By Recycling Today

- Published on September 3, 2018 by Brian Taylor

In its blog post, the Plasticity organization says label a beverage bottle’s “logistics possible with all the information needed to make a safe and happy customer.” When it comes to recycling labels at the end of a product’s life, the potential to recycle “means thinking carefully about the purpose, its composition and the ability to remove it so that both the label and the plastic it serves can be recovered.” Adds the blog post, “It is early [in] the adventure to make label waste sustainable, but thankfully industry players like Avery Dennison are looking at this issue now.”

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Plasticity Organizers Chose Malaysia as Event Site
Clean Tax Cuts to Drive Plastic Recovery

By Rod Richardson, Doug Woodring, Scott Cassel

- Published on August 28, 2018 by GreenBiz

CTCs can help scale up powerful circular economy solutions by removing tax and other roadblocks to capital and participation for environmentally beneficial enterprise. They increase investment flows and drive down the cost of capital, and with it, the cost of clean solutions. First suggested by the Grace Richardson Fund in 2016, CTCs explore the simple notion that “If you want more of something, tax it less,” a paradigm shift that could drive global prosperity and a cleaner, freer world.

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Clean Tax Cuts to Drive Plastic Recovery
Plastic Innovations Need to be Fostered

By Doug Woodring

- Published on August 17, 2018 by GreenBiz

Plastic pollution in waterways and coastlines is an overall system failure of how we design, use and dispose of materials. The myriad of lightweight, durable plastics makes it incredibly hard to recover and sort these resources into usable quantities of similar polymer types. This reduces its embedded value and incentive for collection. The lack of localized recycling facilities in smaller cities, municipalities and rural areas exacerbates low recycling rates. By not having even basic recycling systems and relatively simple equipment in place, the opportunity to create value from our waste is lost.

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Plastic Innovations Need to be Fostered
 

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