Victor Bell, US Managing Director at EPI, will be participating in a round table discussion at the MakeUp in NewYork Conference on September 12 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm. Victor will join other industry professionals to share his individual perspective on how sustainable practices can be integrated into beauty packaging, and how sustainability can align with the concept of a circular economy throughout the supply chain.
In Early November, Victor Bell, President of EPI, will be presenting a full-day workshop for IHS Markit – once in Houston, Texas, and again in London, England.
The workshop will discuss findings from a collaborative special study, “A Sea Change: Plastics pathway to Sustainability.”
An August 2018 study, “Rethinking Single-Use Plastics: Responding to a Sea Change in Consumer Behavior”, states that recycling and sustainability are recent market trends that are here to stay, and that the plastics industry must adapt to these developments.
The report was published by market researchers with Citi, who say there is a potential packaging “battleground” between plastic, paper, metal and glass materials.
Starbucks announced on July 9, 2018 that they will eliminate straws in their stores by 2020. They will not be taking away straws completely, but rather replacing single-use plastic straws with strawless lids and paper or compostable plastic straws. However, the company has been under fire from the disability community, who believe that alternative straws do not offer necessary durability.
The ENVI Committee released 484 amendments to the draft strategy, which was initially published in January 2018. Amendments solidify language in the draft, designate certain responsibilities to Member States and offer new proposals to be included in the Strategy.
Since the 1970s, the world has come together to focus efforts on local, national and global scales to start a conversation and take care of the earth. This year’s theme, “Beat Plastic Pollution”, calls for us to focus on reducing our reliance on plastics in everyday life.
On April 27, 2018, APCO was endorsed in a Meeting of the Environment Ministers (MEM) to lead Australia’s response to China’s National Sword policies, setting a target in line with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s three-year plastics initiative project. APCO CEO Brooke Donnelly is calling the lead historic target “one of the most ambitious and decisive environmental targets to be supported in Australia.”
According to a new study by QuadPackaging and Package InSight, 50.7 percent of consumers answered that a clear and simple rating system for sustainable packaging would affect their purchase decisions – but 92 percent of participants did not notice the sustainability rating logo.
The checklist is part of PAC's sustainability initiative that focuses on "A World Without Packaging Waste," and is comprised of input from over 40 team members in different areas of the packaging value chain. It was written for packaging designers with limited knowledge about sustainability to encourage them to make more educated decisions about packaging.
Victor Bell, President of Environmental Packaging International, won the award for Outstanding Person at the 2018 Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) Impact Conference in San Francisco. As a founding member of SPC in 2002, Victor "has not only contributed greatly to the organization but has also influenced many local, state, federal and global governments," says an article covering the SPC Innovator Awards ceremony.