Mexico’s capital city is thought to be second only to New York when it comes to producing waste. Now it’s taking steps to tackle the problem, starting with plastics.
In an office made from a jigsaw puzzle of reclaimed windows, a single-use fork is being fed into a transparent cube. A hand crank is turned on the side of the cube and the fork is being shredded, ready to be melted down into a filament that can be 3D-printed into a brand new product, in this case a ring with a heart. “Plastic is a wonderful material,” muses Casper van der Meer. “Our message isn’t that we’re against plastics, we just have to use it better and to recycle it.”
Paul Polman, former chief executive of Unilever, explains why partnerships among government, civil society, and business are urgently needed.
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In the U.S., 81 percent of Generation Z say they’re looking for purpose in their work, according to a recent report from American Express. Many are finding that purpose in the corporate responsibility and sustainability fields.