SAG-AFTRA, the actors' union, has joined with the Motion Picture Association to create the Green Council, a new initiative aiming to "promote environmentally conscious and sustainable practices in the entertainment industry."
Market analysts contacted by Plastics News said that DuPont should benefit from its acquisition of Spectrum Plastics, although there was a chance that the deal could put the firm in competition with some of its customers.
In a new survey, 82 percent of shoppers said they would be willing to pay more for products sold in sustainable packaging. For Gen Z shoppers, the response is higher, with 90 percent willing to pay a premium.
Advocates for reusable packaging gathering at a Washington conference pointed to what they see as environmental and economic benefits, even as they discussed challenges like getting favorable policy and building strong systems.
After voting in 2020 to create the country's toughest requirements for recycled plastic in beverage bottles, California lawmakers are now debating setting goals for using bioplastics to bottle soft drinks, water and other beverages.