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    Roll up for recycling: A closer look at the Dow Innovation Award’s Diamond winner


    At the end of March, Dow announced the winners of the 2021 Packaging Innovation Awards in a virtual unveiling ceremony. This edition’s highest recognition, the Diamond Award, went to O F Packaging and its Brookfarm curbside recyclable, high-barrier stand-up pouch. Elisabeth Skoda speaks to Romain Cazenave, Packaging EMEA Marketing Director at Dow, and Joe Foster, CEO at Close the Loop Group and O F Packaging, to find out more.

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    Recyclable packaging across the board – are we there yet?


    Recyclability is one of the cornerstones of a circular economy and has shifted into focus not least due to a proliferation of EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) schemes, the EU’s green deal and changing laws that penalise packaging that’s not recyclable or reusable and doesn’t incorporate recycled content.

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    Closing the loop on plastic packaging in Kenya and beyond


    Certified B Corporation Mr Green Africa sets out to have a sustainable, long-term social, environmental and economic impact through the collection, conversion and selling of post consumer waste. Dow recently invested in the company to enable further diversion of plastic waste and to help close the loop. Elisabeth Skoda speaks to Dow’s Adwoa Coleman and Mr Green Africa’s Keiran Smith to learn more.