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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.

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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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Recyclability tool for fibre-based packaging launches in UK

Envirotec Magazine

A new tool promises to remove much of the uncertainty faced by packaging designers and others when it comes to understanding the recyclability of fibre-based products (either finished or under-development). Papercycle is described as the UK’s first comprehensive recyclability assessment and certification service for fibre-based packaging.

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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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Circular packaging solution among winners of Isle of Man Innovation Challenge

Envirotec Magazine

The winners across the four categories were: Cleantech : Re-Universe is said to be “revolutionising packaging”, with its innovative return and reuse systems.

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