As plastic pollution surges and public awareness grows, Plastic Bank is working on partnerships to cut it down from the sources.
Circular business models, plant-based materials and water-based coatings are among the solutions starring in the Next-Gen Cup Consortium and Challenge.
The technology was born at the company’s research center in California.
Companies must tackle the problem by reducing and reusing first, rather than skipping straight to recycling as the best solution.
New business models and incentives for consumers are two ways to start.
Retailers that aren't disclosing their plans to reduce or eliminate plastic bag use may be in store for shareholder activism.
Dow, BASF, ExxonMobil, Chevron Phillips and DSM have pledged to fight plastic waste across the value chain.
Plus, NRG proposes a simpler way for companies to procure electricity powered by renewables
And the weakest link? People.
Adding musical motivation is one of the tactics.