The US National Pork Board is among several other organisations that will become part of a sustainability research platform.
The first draft of Ireland’s circular economy strategy introduces a €250,000 funding call and the EPA’s successor to the Waste Prevention Programme. Efforts against the climate emergency are ramping up across Europe. Here in Ireland, recent initiatives include a new €10m fund to help companies compete in a low-carbon future and a five-year plan to help them prepare for the impacts of the climate crisis. Today (16 April) marks another step towards a sustainable future as the Government has published the first draft of its national strategy to transition to a circular economy.
There are times when the challenge of plastic waste seems so immense and so intractable that solutions feel difficult to find. More than 60 percent of plastics end up in a landfill or the natural environment. Millions of tonnes of plastic waste spill into the oceans every year, creating highly visible ecological devastation, a stark reminder that immediate action is needed.
Yet by working in partnership, the consumer goods industry can make a profound positive difference. At The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), we know that business collaboration is an essential part of the answer. We may be competitors in business, but together we are making the case for change, using our influential reach to create changes for people, business and planet.
The 41 members of our Plastic Waste Coalition of Action – representing more than 10 percent of the global plastic packaging market – are striving to deliver the solutions that industry can provide.
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