edie launches best-practice guide for businesses tackling single-use plastics
edie has launched a new report, sponsored by Nestlé, that outlines the steps businesses can and should take to identify, reduce, replace and eliminate single-use plastics from their operations, supply chains and products and services.
Launched on Wednesday (15 January) the 22-page report outlines existing case studies from businesses alongside practical steps on how to turn the tide on single-use plastics.
The report features a foreword from WRAP’s director Peter Maddox, who claims: “There are many more plastic items that we urgently need to examine in order to remove plastic packaging where it is not deemed necessary, and, when it is necessary, to ensure this packaging is recyclable or reusable and goes back into the economic use.
“For example, through the UK Plastics Pact we are investigating non-detectable black plastic packaging that doesn’t get picked up in the recycling process, as well as a range of flexible plastics and films in everyday use.”
edie’s new report also features a viewpoint from supporting partner Nestlé. The business giant’s Uk and Ireland head of sustainability Anna Turrell uses the report to outline the efforts and case studies the business has implemented to tackle single-use plastics as part of Nestlé’s ambition to make all of its packaging either recyclable or reusable by 2025, while calling for business and policy collaboration.
“Through close collaboration, inspired innovation and carefully crafted initiatives, we can achieve the transformational change to the system we need - but this has to happen now,” Turrell said.
The report is inspired by edie’s award-winning Mission Possible campaign and spin-off Mission Possible Plastics Hub, a content-driven campaign that supports sustainability and resource efficiency professionals on our collective mission to eliminate single-use plastics.
Launched in January 2019, the Mission Possible Plastics Hub is a content-driven campaign that supports sustainability and resource efficiency professionals on our collective mission to eliminate single-use plastics.
edie is calling on businesses to submit new or newly created pledges on plastics and resource efficiency via the Mission Possible Pledge Wall, 120 other businesses, including Sky, Landsec and Unilever, in sharing public commitments on sustainability. Make your pledge here.
edie’s online single-use plastics event
Finally, the report features information on edie’s Business Inspiration Sessions, an online event dedicated to business actions on single-use plastics.
Sustainability experts from Sky, Nestlé, Eurostar, Canary Wharf Group and Surfdome are all set to discuss the role of businesses in collaborating, innovating and actuate to eliminate single-use plastics, as part of an online event taking place on Thursday (16 January).
Taking place on Thursday 16 January from 1pm–4pm (GMT), the Business Leadership Inspiration Sessions will be targeted at sustainability and resource efficiency professionals who are looking to make 2020 the year that they turn the tide on single-use plastics.
Brought to you in association with Nestlé and inspired by edie's Mission Possible Plastics Hub, the online event, which is free to access for all edie users, combines three edie webinars into a single afternoon. Each webinar session will have its own edie chair and selection of independent expert speakers, and each session will take a particular format.