Mattel, the poster kid of plastic toys, has been shaking off this less-friendly association over the past years and now hopes to use 100% recycled, recyclable, or bio-based plastic materials across products by 2030. The toymaker’s latest launch is a significant step—it involves its first-ever carbon-neutral toys, as well as a Matchbox Tesla replica designed with 99% recycled materials. Starting kids young on protecting our planet, Mattel has released a toy collection about living sustainably for ages one and up. The MEGA BLOKS Green Town range, it says, is also “the first-ever toy line available at mass retail to be certified CarbonNeutral.” In a timely fashion, these have been made available in the spirit of Earth Month.
Luisa Wahlig, HERE Technologies and Julian Renninger, SBB discuss intermodal urban mobility and the urgency of sustainability and integration.
Now in its fifth year, the Re|focus Sustainability & Recycling Summit has become an essential, not-to-be-missed event for thought leaders in the plastics industry. Produced by the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), Re|focus is a solutions-driven event that equips attendees with the resources and connections they need to meaningfully advance sustainability throughout their organization.
Our industry is turning a corner, moving from one that aspires to sustainability to one that puts our commitment to recycling and reusing into action. Re|focus will continue to challenge brand owners, processors, engineers, product developers, and the entire supply chain to refocus on product design, technology, and manufacturing with an eye toward recycled and sustainable content, designed for recycling and sustainability.
E.ON and Nissan have successfully deployed 20 vehicle-to-grid (V2G) chargers as part of a trial to demonstrate how electric vans and cars could play a role in supporting the UK grid and provide a profitable and sustainable solution for business fleets. The install at Nissan’s European Technical Centre in Cranfield is the first in a large-scale V2G trial co-funded by Innovate UK.