Waste360: Sustana Works to Address Wasted Packaging Problems
Ask companies working in the consumer-packaged goods (CPG) sector and they’ll tell you that gaining a competitive edge can be a challenge. Shoppers are inundated with choice and standing out, both in and out of the store, is tough.
The smart – and most successful – companies have been paying attention to this growing trend and setting goals for their corporate sustainability efforts.
The first of Sustana Fiber’s ‘Conversations with Green Champions’ is with Scott Byrne, Director of Government Affairs for the Carton Council, which has helped to expand food and beverage carton recycling to more than 72 million American homes.
Conversations around recycling and the perils of landfills at capacity are now mainstream for both consumers and businesses. But it’s not all negative – in fact, a lot of productive conversations are happening around opportunities in this space.
China almost killed the market when it stopped buying U.S. waste, but environmentally aware shoppers are coming to the rescue.
When it comes to reducing waste for our planet’s long-term health, it’s important to understand the distinction between recyclable and recycled.
Many Americans toss away packaging without much thought, resulting in the United States – at 4.4 percent of the world’s population – producing 20 percent of the world’s trash.
The world has changed significantly since the first Earth Day, just shy of 50 years ago. Everything from cars to clothes to how we communicate has shifted dramatically.
World Water Day is held annually on March 22 as a way of focusing on the importance of freshwater and supporting the sustainable management of freshwater resources.