Is plastic the new coal?
Plastics Unwrapped
by Judy Hicks, David Carroll, Caroline Gregorio, David Croft
3M ago
While the industry agrees that there’s a need to decarbonize plastics, is a comparison to coal fair? In this episode, Dow’s Caroline Gregorio is in discussion with David Carroll of Plastics Europe and David Croft of Racket as they explore the journey the plastics industry needs to take to reach net zero emissions, and how the smallest of shifts in consumer behaviour can drastically decrease the amount of virgin plastics needed to make packaging.  Key discussion points: Discussion of the learnings from the Reshaping Plastics study. (08:00) Dow’s investment in decarbonization and ..read more
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Reducing the Carbon Footprint for Plastics
Plastics Unwrapped
by Judy Hicks, Kaj Embren, Howard Chase, Erika Sánchez Garrido
1y ago
In this episode of Plastics Unwrapped, special guest and sustainable development expert, Kaj Embren, joins Dow’s Howard Chase and Erika Sánchez Garrido to discuss the need to reduce CO2 emissions in the plastics industry. Together, they unpack how plastic manufacturers can make a real impact through the production process, and the ways in which Dow is working toward producing circular plastics with the lowest CO2 footprint ..read more
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African Landscapes
Plastics Unwrapped
by Dow
1y ago
Tune in to Episode 5 of Plastics Unwrapped to hear an open discussion on the opportunities and challenges we face with plastic waste in Africa and an exploration into how key collaborations are shifting the dial on collecting, sorting and recycling rates to build an effective circular economy. Adwoa Coleman, Africa Sustainability & Advocacy Manager from Dow’s Plastics business, joins Arese Lucia Onaghise, Executive Secretary at The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) and Keiran Smith, CEO and Co-Founder of recycling company, Mr. Green Africa, to talk about the landscape for plastic ..read more
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Advanced Recycling
Plastics Unwrapped
by Carsten Larsen, Sirt Mellema, Iain Gulland
1y ago
In this episode, Carsten Larsen, Dow’s Commercial Director for Recycling in EMEA & APAC is  joined by Iain Gulland, CEO of Zero Waste Scotland, and Sirt Mellema, CEO of Fuenix Ecogy Group, to discuss ‘game-changing’ advanced recycling technology.  Advanced recycling takes hard-to-recycle, mixed plastic waste and breaks it down into its basic chemical elements – allowing waste to become infinitely recyclable. The panel look at what this technology means for both industry and consumers. Key discussion points include: What is advanced or feedstock recycling ? How to recycle p ..read more
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Designing for Recycling
Plastics Unwrapped
by Romain Cazenave, Karin Katzer, Krzysztof Krajewski
1y ago
Why is it so difficult to recycle plastics? What is the difference between recyclable and recycled? Why do recycling rates change so drastically from country to country and even street to street? Dow's Romain Cazenave, Marketing Director for Packaging & Specialty Plastics in EMEA, and Karin Katzer, Marketing Director in EMEA, shed light on this topic and explain how plastic manufacturers can create products that are easier to recycle as well as support recycling systems. They are joined by Krzysztof Krajewski, Director of Packaging Sustainability at RB, one of the world’s largest consumer ..read more
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Bioplastics
Plastics Unwrapped
by Thomas Reutter, Panu Routasalo
1y ago
Dow's Thomas Reutter, Product Director for Packaging & Specialty Plastics in EMEA, and Panu Routasalo, Vice President at UPM Biofuels, talk about market growth for renewable feedstocks and how this fits with the industry’s plans to reduce its carbon emissions. They discuss why approaches like mass balance are important in supporting market growth for bioplastics, as well as the industry's role in ensuring the growth of renewable feedstocks and the need to continue working together with others to find more sustainable solutions. Key discussion points include:  What are renewable feeds ..read more
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Emotion vs Science
Plastics Unwrapped
by Carsten Larsen, Marco ten Bruggencate, Jim McClelland
1y ago
Dow’s  Marco ten Bruggencate, Commercial Vice President for Packaging & Specialty Plastics in EMEA, and Carsten Larsen, Commercial Director for Plastic Recycling in EMEA, are joined by Jim McClelland, Editor of SustMeme magazine, to discuss ‘Emotion versus Science’ and how that plays out in today’s debate around plastics. Our guests discuss how we can balance the emotional response we all feel when seeing waste, with a logical, scientific approach when it comes to choosing materials. Key discussion points include:  Whether the industry is doing enough to combat the negative (20 ..read more
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