Ellen MacArthur Foundation

150 Organizations Call for Ban on ‘Biodegradable’ Plastic Packaging

150 organizations, including the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, have announced that the science suggests that oxo-degradable plastics are contributing to, not alleviating, the microplastic…

Unilever Wants To Keep Plastic Packaging Out Of Landfills

Something big happened in the consumer packed goods industry over the weekend, though few may have noticed. 3p's Gina-Marie Cheeseman analyzes Unilever's decision…

The New Plastics Economy: Thriving in a Plastic World

Plastic is the “key enabler for sectors as diverse as packaging, construction, transportation, healthcare and electronics," says the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. But the…

How Close Are We To a New Plastics Economy?

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation sees much value loss as massive amounts of plastic, especially what is used for packaging, ends up in landfill.…

Is Food Waste the Next Frontier for the Circular Economy?

At the corporate level, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has suggested five ways companies can reduce their food-waste footprint and close the loop.…

From Pipedream to Product Innovation: The Rise of the Circular Economy

The circular economy was once dismissed as a pipe dream. But through the persistence of thought leaders like Ellen MacArthur and William McDonough,…

Re-Realizing the Treasure in Trash

The motivations for turning trash into treasure are clearly defined. The real challenge is turning waste materials into long-life products.

The Eagle Has Landed: Ellen MacArthur Foundation Launches U.S. Chapter of CE100

Last week, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation launched the U.S. Chapter of its CE100 program in San Francisco. CE100 U.S. aims to target American…

The Latest in Foundation Funding

With last week’s release of its 2014 Annual Report, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced plans to ‘retool’ its grant-making…