The Foundation’s largest network continues to expand with seven new members joining the diverse and dynamic CE100.
Aptar is a leading global supplier for a broad range of innovative dispensing, sealing, and active packaging. The group concentrates on delivering solutions which shape the future and uses insights, design, engineering, and science to build brand value for its customers, while establishing business relationships that are based on the long-term and mutual interests of all key stakeholders. Aptar is further reinforcing its pledge to reduce its environmental impact by becoming a CE100 member, and is committed to better measuring its product’s impacts.
The Estée Lauder Companies is the one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. By 2025, it is the company’s ambition to ensure that 75-100% of its packaging is recyclable, refillable, reusable, or recoverable. Developing innovative packaging solutions and implementing renewable energy initiatives, The Estée Lauder Companies is also increasing the amount of post-consumer recycled material in their packaging by up to 50% and using responsibly sourced paper products whenever possible. The target has been set to see 100% of their forest-based fibre cartons FSC (Forest Stewardship Certified) by 2025.
NatureWorks uses technology to turn greenhouse gases into a portfolio of naturally advanced biomaterials called Ingeo™. NatureWorks partners with companies around the world to transform Ingeo™ into a wide range of products such as coffee capsules, food serviceware, tea bags, coatings for paper, 3D printing filaments, nonwovens, and appliances. Valued for its low-carbon footprint and unique performance properties, Ingeo™ has the ability to fit with multiple after-use options from composting to recycling.
Already a signatory of the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, NatureWorks has been committed to creating sustainable material flows from feedstocks through after-use, since 1989.
UL fosters safe living and working conditions for people everywherethrough the application of science to solve safety, security, and sustainability challenges. Solving critical challenges, UL helps businesses define and measure their environmental and sustainability achievements through software platforms which measure circularity initiatives and realise business value. UL’s new membership with the CE100 networks allows it to further develop circular economy tools that support businesses and markets in the transformation towards circularity.
Pernod Ricard is a global drinks group which already places circular practice throughout its brands. The Group's Absolut vodka distillery in Ahus, Sweden, for example, is the world’s first carbon neutral distillery, deploying innovative processes to move towards circular production and minimise waste. Additionally, Pernod Ricard has increased the recycled content of its packaging to 43%. The group has joined the CE100 network to accelerate their ambition to ban all promotional items made from single-use plastic and ensure 100% of their packaging is recyclable, compostable, reusable, or bio-based by 2025.
Winnow builds artificial intelligence tools to help chefs run more profitable and sustainable kitchens by cutting food waste in half. Through AI technology, hospitality companies are able to tackle food waste in their kitchens and reduce food costs by 3-8%. Winnow's mission is to connect the commercial kitchen, create a movement of chefs, and inspire others to see that food is too valuable to waste. The company creates data from waste to help chefs understand where overproduction occurs, and where teams should focus to prevent waste and save money. Winnow has set a goal to save USD 1 billion worth of food a year by 2025.
As a Government & Cities member, the City of Milan is now part of the CE100 network and builds on a strong ecosystem of Italian companies already working towards a circular economy in Italy. Representatives will join the global CE100 network at Acceleration Workshops and other collaborative events to offer insights and new ideas. Connections will be developed with governments, cities, universities, and businesses, and the City of Milan is focused on learning more about the circular economy to scale their ambitions. Read the full news item.