Published on 15 November 2016
Plasticity London – Designers are arguably one of the missing links to solving some of the complex solutions related to plastic pollution – designing for recycling, and societal process flow in terms of resource recovery. Those who know the issues will be better able to drive expansion of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) and UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) that many of the brands and clients they work for are striving to meet.
Published on 22 September 2016
The Plasticity Forum in London included a unique range of global expert speakers on the topic of plastic sustainability, with challenges and opportunities that included the manufacturing needs for an innovative single-material shampoo bottle, the use of calcium carbonate from large volumes of egg shells as a filler for any types of polymers which can benefit from its inclusion. Giulio Bonazzi, chairman and CEO of Italy’s Aquafil Group, spoke about his firm’s unique fiber recycling capacities from carpet tiles and used fishing nets. Aquafil has a growing program with carpet maker Interface, which sources fishing nets from local communities in the Philippines and Cameron. Mr. Bonazzi, and Miriam Turner from Interface said that “over 100 tons of nets have been collected, with over 55,000 families impacted by a cleaner environment, and over 600 families now having access to micro finance as a result of the Net-Works program.”
Published on 20 September 2016
Plasticity is positioned as part of the London Design Festival because often the design community is not involved with sustainability discussions, options and opportunities. As a result, they may not realize all of the issues and complexities which are associated with plastic vis-à-vis materials, processes and recycled content. Entrepreneurs, innovators and designers will be part of Plasticity, one of the biggest sustainability events of the LDF.
Held most recently this past spring in Shanghai, the event brings together experts from across the plastics spectrum to discuss innovation and the dynamics of scaling processes, materials and recycling to reduce waste and create value.
Published on 29 August 2016
Don’t miss speakers from IDEO, HP, Accenture, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Just Egg and many more, all experts on plastic sustainability, without the footprint.
Published on 28 August 2016
The aim of Plasticity Forum London 2016 is to recognize the value that plastics bring to society, while also embracing both sustainability and the circular economy. The event will offer “a big conversation on the future of plastic,” and discuss where opportunities can be created related to recycled content, resource recovery, job creation and waste reduction.
Published on 09 June 2016
“Designing for the Future – Plastic and the Circular Economy.”
Published on 08 June 2016
“Designing for the Future – Plastic and the Circular Economy”
Published on 12 May 2016
Trucost have compiled and released a report, in collaboration with Ocean Recovery Alliance, on the potential savings to be made from scaling up plastic recycling.
How to Achieve over US$3.5bn in Environmental Savings Annually from Scaling up Two Sustainable Plastic Progammes
Published on 05 May 2016
Published on 04 May 2016
We have released the post Plasticity Forum press release document.