Ellen MacArthur Foundation publishes new upstream innovation guide

New report on upstream innovation introduces mindset, gives guidance to implement elimination, reuse, and material recirculation; demonstrates successful implementation in several case studies; provides interactive resources to stakeholders

US Plastics Pact launched

Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Plastics Pact network expands to include US Plastics Pact collaborative with over 60 signatories

Recent innovations in packaging

Companies present paper-based packaging for alcoholic beverages, multipack cans; new designs and materials for better recyclability; more products reported to use 100% recycled plastics

Report grades companies on responses to plastic pollution

Shareholder advocacy group As You Sow evaluates 50 largest US consumer-facing companies on their responses to address plastic pollution crisis; finds most companies too slow in adopting actions to prioritize packaging reduction and to promote reusability, recyclability, compostability; outlines key recommendations

BEUC cautions regulators on innovation

European Consumer Organization (BEUC) position document stresses importance of putting consumer and societal needs first, ensuring public money is spent on public goods; shares concerns about ‘Innovation Principle’

‘Revolution in Food Packaging’ investment conference

Landholt and Cie bank hosts event focused on improvement and innovation of food packaging; gathers investors and experts from across the field to discuss latest developments and ways forward

FPF Workshop 2019: Perspectives on innovations

Innovations improving the safety of food contact articles discussed during afternoon session; panel with guests from academia, non-profit organizations, start-ups and industry

Ubuntoo to connect changemakers

New digital platform Ubuntoo aims to promote innovative solutions to ending plastic pollution, seeks to connect ‘changemakers’ working on the issue around the world