Transitioning to a circular economy is not only vital to the preservation and protection of our planet’s natural resources, but also to business success. It’s about rethinking the traditional, linear “take-make-dispose” way of doing business to adopt new ways of working that maximize the value and use of our resources.
Plastic waste is one of the most important sustainability issues of our time, and so we’re taking action to close the resource loop. Dow’s 2030 vision is to have the products we sell into packaging applications be 100% reusable, recyclable, compostable or biodegradable by 2030. And to get there, we’re employing a strategy that includes increasing the impact of partnerships.
We work with our partners on packaging projects, accelerating the adoption of advanced solutions that drive resource efficiency and improve properties of recycled materials. GHG emission reductions are generated from reducing food loss and waste, incorporating post-consumer recycled content and design for recycling throughout the value chain.
These initiatives bring together convertors, brand owners, retailers and other packaging value chain partners to positively impact the environment.
Impact: Integrate new packaging technologies that preserve food freshness and deliver quantifiable environmental impacts (greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction through food loss mitigation), while raising awareness with consumers on the issue of food loss and its importance.
Project Start: 2019
Demonstrate ways to create environmental value through smarter packaging in the logistic sector.
When partners in the value chain work together, we can make a difference. Learn more about Dow low carbon solutions.