New Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) report shows companies are failing to tackle plastic pollution so government must step up say environmentalists

Responding to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) new report, the Global Commitment 2022 Progress Report, environmentalists City to Sea, have said it shows the need for government to play a more interventionist role in light of businesses’ failure to voluntarily act. Commenting, City to Sea’s Policy Manager, Steve Hynd, said: “This report shows clearly that voluntary commitments from big business have failed to tackle the plastic crisis. If anything, it shows how plastic production has gone up since it was set up in 2018. This is a deplorable failure by businesses…

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Global Businesses & NGOs Endorse a Common Vision for an Ambitious Global Plastics Treaty

Global businesses across the plastics value chain, financial institutions, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) came together today to announce a common vision for an effective and ambitious Global Treaty to End Plastic Pollution. The vision will form the basis for future policy engagements with governments through a newly launched Business Coalition for a Global Plastics Treaty which will be convened by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and WWF. Building on previous efforts to raise the business voice in favor of starting intergovernmental negotiations, the organizations standing behind the vision see the global…

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New climate change and circular economy learning series for teenagers in Africa

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is running a circular economy and climate change learning series designed for young people based on the African continent — Change for Climate: A Masterclass for Teenagers in Africa. The free online series is open to anyone aged 13 to 19 years old who is living or studying in Africa. Registrations are now open for the series, which will run from 2nd to 25th August 2022. And participants have the chance to win the Inscape Young Designers Award! Register here What is the series about? Change…

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SAP and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Announce Circular Economy Partnership to Deliver Regenerative Business

In an increasingly complex world, partnering across industries and sectors to achieve shared sustainability goals has become an imperative. The enormity of our modern day challenges — including reaching net-zero emissions and significantly reducing plastic and other waste — means that we need to develop entirely new value chains. No business can do that on its own. Businesses and organizations need to act together, leveraging collective networks, influence, and expertise, in order to bring real transformation and generate positive outcomes. SAP has become a partner in the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s…

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New Upstream Innovation guide offers practical solutions to the plastic pollution crisis

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation have published Upstream Innovation: A guide to packaging solutions, a practical guide to eliminating plastic pollution through circular economy solutions. Packed with practical guidance and real-world examples, this handbook has been designed for anyone directly or indirectly influencing the packaging that is put around a product. By focusing more of their efforts on upstream innovation – at the design stage of a product rather than just downstream efforts such as recycling – businesses can prevent waste from ever being created in the first place. The guide…

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