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Plasticity Forum to Host 8th International Plastics Sustainability Conference in Anaheim

The Plasticity Forum presents ideas and opens up discussions on how to harness this material in new ways, both “pre” and “post” consumer use. The forum addresses design, materials, innovations, reuse and waste reduction in the aim of encouraging further innovation and collaboration, and there is no event quite like it in the world where this cross section of experts in the space come together to share knowledge and build collaborations.

It is open to innovators, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, packaging producers, recyclers, waste-to-fuel companies, brand leaders, retailers and manufacturers, educators, think tanks, government agencies, designers and investors.

Plasticity Forum to Host 8th International Plastics Sustainability Conference in Anaheim

Sustainability Efforts Reshaping Some Brands’ Food Packaging

Brand owners and major retailers are responding to consumer demands and increasingly stepping up to “do the right thing” environmentally as they publicly commit to sustainable food packaging. These initiatives are designed to reduce packaging waste and encourage a shift to the circular economy.

The goal of the circular economy – currently a better-known concept in Europe than in North America – is to move from our traditional take-make-dispose economy, to one that has a closed loop, where materials, nutrients and data are continuously repurposed. One impact of such a concept is that it encourages greater use of biopolymers and recycled content in all appropriate types of packaging, including in food and beverage packaging.

Sustainability Efforts Reshaping Some Brands’ Food Packaging

"Plasticity Light" on Facebook Live - Summary Session for the Public at Earth Day Texas

Watch the “Plasticity Light” session, held on Saturday for the public at Earth Day Texas (April 22nd). You can view the 90min session on Facebook Live, starting at the 1hr 25min mark.

This was a summary of Plasticity, with a few of our conference speakers: Stuart Clark of FOY Group, Trish Hyde of the Australian Packaging Covenant, Rachael Miller of Rozalia Project, Alvaro De Marichalar, and Bob Grace, of RC Grace Ltd., and Doug Woodring, Founder of the Plasticity Forum.

Earth Day Texas Event in Dallas Brings Together Experts to Tackle Plastic Pollution at Scale

Plastic is among the most common types of pollution on Earth and is rapidly making its way into the oceans. Research published in the journal Science estimated that at least 5.3 million tons of plastic debris entered the world’s oceans in 2010.

On Friday, several environmentalists, financial experts and companies that manufacture and use plastic will meet in Dallas to work on tackling plastic pollution and potentially slow that flow.

Earth Day Texas Event in Dallas Brings Together Experts to Tackle Plastic Pollution at Scale

Plasticity Texas Press Information

Plasticity Forum is open to innovators, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, packaging producers, recyclers, waste-to-fuel companies, brand leaders, retailers and manufacturers, educators, think tanks, government agencies, designers and investors.

This year’s speakers include industry leaders from As You Sow, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, Dell, Morgan Stanley and others.

Plasticity Texas Press Information

Opportunities for Plastics in a Circular World

As world population increases, so does the consumption of resources as economies expand. Without arguing about whether some or all of these resources are finite, it is clear to many that to the extent we can recover material which has become waste after its initial use, the more likely we are to sustainably carry out those activities of consumption in the years to come.

Plastic is one material that binds our planet, both figuratively, in terms of packaging and widespread use in so many industries, but also in the way that when it becomes waste: it is shown to be present in most corners of the world. Plastic can be made from many non-petroleum sources, including even carbon dioxide, so some might suggest that this material is not under the immediate pressure facing many other resources.

Opportunities for Plastics in a Circular World

Plastic Opportunities for Change

Whether or not the ocean and our waters upstream are drivers for needed improvements in plastic pollution reduction, the health of our communities, and the customers we all need, should be incentive enough to demand and encourage management to really focus on being an active participant in the circular economy. Plastic pollution is now on the top of many environmental agendas, as it directly impacts the abilities of cities to be resilient, and “smart.” Governments can facilitate circularity and waste avoidance, but it is the private sector which will thrive on it once some good case studies are promoted, scaled and replicated.

Plastic Opportunities for Change

Our Plastic World: Policy and Legislation

This is the third piece in a three-part series about recycling and the efforts of the” Plasticity Forum”:http://www.plasticityforum.com.

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….

Our Plastic World: Policy and Legislation

Our Plastic World: Designed for Reuse, But Often Tossed Aside

Last week, we introduced you to the Plasticity Forum, an organization that works to bring designers, innovators, economists and all-around thinkers to the table to discuss plastic pollution and what should be done about it. Economy and recovery were our previous topics. This week, we’ll examine plastic design and how it’s being used for more environmentally friendly missions.

Pre-Designed for Recyclability

As mentioned in part one, plastic is an inexpensive material that allows manufacturers to safely package their products while saving money. Nothing wrong with putting cheap materials to good use, except our lack of recycling efforts have led to some nasty repercussions, especially when one considers where plastic comes from.

Our Plastic World: Designed for Reuse, But Often Tossed Aside

Plasticity Forums Return to the U.S. This Spring

With growing focus on plastic pollution and the challenges it presents, the Plasticity Forum brings together motivated, like-minded experts from across the plastics spectrum to discuss the opportunities that can result as solutions are introduced. Plasticity convenes leaders to share information, network, and primarily discuss best practices about scalable, innovative solutions to reduce the waste footprint left by plastics in our communities and environment. It attracts high-level participants from brand owners, plastics product makers, NGOs, resin and biomaterial suppliers, educators, designers, recyclers, consultants and more.

Plasticity Forums Return to the U.S. This Spring
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