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Walmart begins search for sustainable packaging

GreenBiz

The retail giant launched its Circular Connector "to accelerate innovation in the field of sustainable and circular packaging."

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IKEA, Nordstrom, Walgreens on the many opportunities for circularity in retail

GreenBiz

From recipes for recommerce to changing packaging ingredients, the retail sector is integral to adoption of the circular economy. Don't expect a cookie-cutter approach.

Retail 524
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Walmart’s would-be role as circular packaging matchmaker

GreenBiz

The retailer plans to open up Circular Connector, a database of packaging innovations, in late 2022.

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First nationwide DDRS trial: 20,000 cash rewards redeemed by Ocado Retail customers

Envirotec Magazine

Over 20,000 cash rewards have been redeemed by consumers as part of the first nationwide digital deposit return scheme (DDRS) trial led by recycling tech firm, Polytag, recycling tech app, Bower and major UK retailer, Ocado Retail. Up to £4,000 worth of rewards were obtained during the nine week long trial.

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CEO Doug McMillon: Walmart’s supply chain cut 1 billion tons of emissions 6 years ahead of schedule

GreenBiz

The world’s largest retailer persuaded 5,200 suppliers to improve their energy efficiency and redesign their packaging, among other measures.

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Reusable Packaging: Scaling Past a Pandemic

GreenBiz

Reusable Packaging: Scaling Past a Pandemic. How can companies shift to reusable packaging models while dissuading concerns for safety and contamination? While using packaging over and over again is no new concept, recent business model innovations have seen a resurgence of reuse-inspired services.

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Climate considerations: Aligning packaging and carbon commitments

GreenBiz

Climate considerations: Aligning packaging and carbon commitments. How can circular packaging solutions align with and advance carbon reduction goals, and how should companies balance these commitments? How can circular packaging initiatives, like reducing or reusing materials, aid companies on their journey towards carbon reduction?

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