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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
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 Green Biz

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
Turkish Olympic Committee and PDP Sport

By South China Morning Post

- Published on July 25, 2018 by Mark Agnew

The Samsung Cross-Continental Swim is one of the largest open water swimming events in the world. Up to 2,400 swimmers from 50 countries swim from the European to the Asian side of Istanbul. After 2017, Woodring gave the organisers a checklist he named the Plastic Disclosure Project (PDP), which included headings like “can plastic items be replaced or substituted with something more sustainable”. “They were very receptive,” he said. “They knew it was good for their brand and wouldn’t cost much.” This year, they had made a number of changes including information on the side of bins and containers for rubbish shaped like bottles. If you picked up a plastic bottle, they organisers gave out hats.

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Turkish Olympic Committee and PDP Sport
 

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