Dow Announces Strategic Collaboration With Natura for Project Ybá in Brazil – a Model of Sustainable Commercial-ecological- Social Development in the Amazon Rainforest

Dow recently announced that Natura cosmetics brand – part of Natura & Co group, the fourth largest personal care company in the world – is the first commercial collaborator for Project Ybá: Conservation that Transforms, a strategic sustainability project for balancing commercial growth of a local community with environmental preservation in Breu Branco, Pará, deep in Brazil’s Amazon Rainforest. Launched in May 2021, Project Ybá is a Dow initiative in Brazil with an investment of R$1 million (~US$200,000) in collaboration with the Peabiru Institute and The Nature Conservancy (TNC). It aims to…

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Dow and Mura Technology announce partnership to scale game-changing new advanced recycling solution for plastics

Dow, and Mura Technology, the global pioneer of an advanced plastic recycling solution, have announced a partnership to help keep plastic waste out of the environment. The collaboration will support the rapid scaling of Mura’s new HydroPRS™ (Hydrothermal Plastic Recycling Solution) advanced recycling process aimed at preventing plastic and carbon from entering the natural environment while creating the feedstocks for a sustainable, circular plastics economy. The deal marks an important step in Dow’s commitment to advance a circular economy for plastics and keep plastic waste from entering the environment. The…

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Dow and the Nature Conservancy Celebrate 10 Years of Groundbreaking Collaboration to Value Nature in Business Strategy

Dow and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) celebrated the 10-year milestone of their unique collaboration to demonstrate the business case for valuing nature in business decisions. The guiding premise of the collaboration is built on the concept that incorporating ecosystem services can lead to better business and conservation outcomes. “Dow’s collaboration with TNC has enabled a decade of groundbreaking work that is changing the relationship between business and nature, generating significant value and sparking lasting change,” said Jim Fitterling, Dow’s chairman and chief executive officer. “A sustainable business strategy can only be…

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Henkel AG & Co KGaA’s Social Plastic Ecosystem in collaboration with Plastic Bank earns top honors in the 2020 Packaging Innovation Awards by Dow

Dow has announced the winners of the 2020 Packaging Innovation Awards recognizing breakthrough packaging achievements in design, technology, sustainability and user experience. The highest honor, the Diamond Award, went to Henkel AG & Co KGaA’s Social Plastic Ecosystem in collaboration with Plastic Bank. To create a new line of sustainable cosmetic packaging, Henkel conducted a pilot program that utilized recycled materials from Plastic Bank, a social enterprise which aims to stop plastic waste from entering the ocean and provide economic opportunities for people in extreme poverty. Since its launch in 2018, Henkel has…

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Dow’s expertise enables recyclable polyolefin-based fabric decorations for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

reating a unique look and feel for any major sporting event – especially the Olympic Games – typically calls for signage and banners, to customize the experience and build the event atmosphere for athletes and fans alike. The Olympic Movement’s Official Chemistry Company Dow is working with Japanese company Toppan Printing to give such fabric – typically made with a few layers of different plastics and other materials that can be difficult to recycle – a second life, long after the closing ceremony. VERSIFY™ Elastomer Technology from Dow is selected…

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