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Global business and sustainability leaders come together to discuss how innovation and collaboration are helping to address the world’s most urgent problems – from ocean pollution to food insecurity. Listen to industry-leading experts identify opportunities and describe real-world commitments that are good for business and better for the world around us. Amcor’s global team is inspired by winning for the environment. Find out more at www.amcor.com/sustainability The views and opinions expressed in this broadcast are those of the commentators and do not necessarily reflect the views, thoughts or opinions or the official policy or position of the Amcor organization or any other individuals associated with Amcor.

Global business and sustainability leaders come together to discuss how innovation and collaboration are helping to address the world’s most urgent problems – from ocean pollution to food insecurity. Listen to industry-leading experts identify opportunities and describe real-world commitments that are good for business and better for the world around us. Amcor’s global team is inspired by winning for the environment. Find out more at www.amcor.com/sustainability The views and opinions expressed in this broadcast are those of the commentators and do not necessarily reflect the views, thoughts or opinions or the official policy or position of the Amcor organization or any other individuals associated with Amcor.
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Global business and sustainability leaders come together to discuss how innovation and collaboration are helping to address the world’s most urgent problems – from ocean pollution to food insecurity. Listen to industry-leading experts identify opportunities and describe real-world commitments that are good for business and better for the world around us. Amcor’s global team is inspired by winning for the environment. Find out more at www.amcor.com/sustainability The views and opinions expressed in this broadcast are those of the commentators and do not necessarily reflect the views, thoughts or opinions or the official policy or position of the Amcor organization or any other individuals associated with Amcor.

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Episodes

The purpose of scenario planning is to consider what may be over the horizon

9/5/2019
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Scenario planning, a strategic planning method, is applied to climate change and discussed by Nardia Haigh, business strategist and associate professor of management at the University of Massachusetts, and Amcor’s David Clark. The focus on the potential impacts of climate change on businesses and how scenario planning can be applied to plastic waste are examined, as the pair discuss Haigh’s new book on the subject.

Duration:00:31:23

It’s Time to Work Together and End Plastic Pollution. We Can Do It, Today.

8/1/2019
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In this special episode, Amcor’s David Clark hosts a panel at the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit about how we have all the tools to act now to stop plastic pollution if we work together. Panelists are Sander Defruyt, Lead, New Plastics Economy at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Kevin Rabinovitch, Global VP Sustainability at Mars and Allen Langdon, CEO at Encorp Pacific.

Duration:00:27:28

Episode #17: "The world is primed to understand the value of recycling"

7/15/2019
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Recycling is often seen as a singular entity, but it is actually a whole chain of elements from collection to end-usage of recycled material. Amcor’s David Clark speaks to Dr. Shannon Bouton, Global Executive Director, Sustainable Communities at McKinsey.org, about rethinking recycling and what that involves at the community level in emerging economies like Argentina and Indonesia.

Duration:00:16:13

Episode #16: “What we are trying to change is a broken material system not just a single issue around getting rid of plastics”

6/3/2019
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To coincide with UN World Environment Day, Erin Simon, Director of Sustainable Research and Development at WWF, talks with Amcor’s David Clark about WWF’s four-pillar strategy on plastic waste and insights from her recently published report ‘No Plastic in Nature: a Practical Guide for Business Engagement’.

Duration:00:27:31

Always do by action – lead by example

5/20/2019
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Inspirational UN “Champion of the Earth” Afroz Shah talks with Amcor’s David Clark about his passion for the environment. He started a movement to clean up one beach in India and spurred a movement that cleared more than 20,000 tonnes of trash from that location. Today, he is a globally recognised voice, spreading the word about waste reduction and the need to protect oceans and rivers across India – and around the world.

Duration:00:20:11

The key thing for ecommerce is product protection. That’s absolutely vital.

5/6/2019
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Stephen Harrod, consultant at Smithers Pira – leader in packaging testing and market research – and author of ‘The Future of Ecommerce Packaging to 2022’ report, talks with Amcor’s David Clark about ecommerce and the circular economy, preventing product damage, and packaging for ecommerce versus bricks-and-mortar.

Duration:00:17:08

What can we learn from Canada, Chile and Australia when it comes to effective Extended Producer Responsibility systems?

4/24/2019
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Extended producer responsibility is a hot topic. Amcor’s David Clark speaks with Michelle Carvell from Lorax Compliance (a company delivering environmental compliance software and consultancy to organizations who need to comply with EPR directives) about what can be learned from Canada, Chile and Australia when it comes to effective EPR systems.

Duration:00:13:18

From a packaging standpoint, we are moving towards a circular economy model

4/8/2019
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Todd Bukowski, Principal at PTIS, LLC a Packaging and Management Consultancy, speaks to David Clark about the future of packaging. What are some of the big trends that are going to impact packaging over the next few decades? He discusses their ‘future of packaging’ program and insight study which identified the shifting trends to look out for and the four key standouts he thinks are particularly important.

Duration:00:19:47

Compostable plastics are one solution for managing plastic waste

3/25/2019
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Novamont’s Vice President of Marketing, Paul Darby, talks with David Clark about bioplastics – what they are, how they’re made, and how to dispose of them. They explore the crucial difference between ‘biodegradable’ and ‘compostable’. The meaning of compostable is explained in this video that Novamont helped to create and was shared by the New Plastics Economy initiative here.

Duration:00:14:44

It was the best policy for reducing litter and increasing recycling rates…

3/11/2019
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Find out which government policies helped to double recycling rates in the US and dramatically increase recycling of PET bottles in Lithuania in this podcast featuring students from the University of Michigan. The group talks with Amcor’s David Clark about their Master’s project on how policy can help to close the plastics loop – which is sponsored by Amcor and will be published later in 2019.

Duration:00:26:11

The circular economy and sustainable material management need to blend

2/25/2019
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Kyla Fisher describes how AMERIPEN is optimizing recycling systems and tackles big questions around what exactly recycling means and how we can plan for the future for emerging markets. What happens when new materials, new markets and multi-material packaging solutions need to be incorporated into the existing recycling system?

Duration:00:16:44

In a circular economy, there will be no wrong choices to make

1/21/2019
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Sander Defruyt, leader of the new plastics economy at the Ellen MacArthur foundation, gives his vision for the future of plastic packaging, and reveals why over 250 businesses, associations and governments have joined a global a commitment to end plastic pollution

Duration:00:22:17

Protecting marine environments will take much more than recycling

1/7/2019
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Eric Desroberts , manager of the trash free seas programme at Ocean Conservancy, discusses how to capitalise on the huge public awareness around ocean pollution, and why systemic partnerships are needed to create a diverse and healthy ecosystem.

Duration:00:19:01

The paper industry is driving sustainable forestry

12/10/2018
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Lon Pschigoda, leader of the world-class paper recycling pilot plant at Western Michigan University, talks Dave through the biggest misconceptions around paper recycling and the innovations we can hope to see to tomorrow’s paper products, from coffee cups to pizza boxes

Duration:00:16:36

The majority of people don’t understand how plastic recycling works

11/26/2018
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Keefe Harrison, CEO of The Recycling Partnership, argues that while recycling may feel universal, most people do not do it properly, and that more global partnerships are needed to help turn the tide.

Duration:00:10:39

We have to shock the system to stimulate PET recycling

11/12/2018
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Dave Cornell, a 42-year veteran of the PET industry, talks Dave through the commitments that organisations and governments need to be making to deliver on their recyclability claims

Duration:00:22:59

There have been five extinction events. Humans must not cause the sixth

10/29/2018
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Andrea Haas of Earthwatch shares her passion for the marine environment and the challenges currently facing it, which has led her to create marine debris programs with hundreds of organizations and individuals.

Duration:00:17:52

A successful recycling program is a mandatory one

10/15/2018
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Patty Moore, a global expert in plastic recycling and president of Sustainable Materials Managment of California (SMMofCA), discusses the steps businesses and consumers can take to create more impactful recycling programs around the world

Duration:00:20:40

By 2030, no P&G plastic packaging will end up in the ocean

9/19/2018
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Procter and Gamble’s Steve Sikra sits down with Amcor’s vice president, sustainability, David Clark to discuss how global collaboration is creating more innovative and environmentally responsible packaging, and how P&G is committed to protecting the marine environment.

Duration:00:10:14