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What are stories of success in the circular economy?

From where can we pull inspiration that can be applied to small-format packaging? Who are the organizations or people making strides in redesigning the way we use and reuse or recycle plastics? Take time to research the latest developments in the field in order to surface successful efforts, or an analogous example of sectors working together to change the status quo. Inspirational stories and innovative models from around the world will help drive new approaches.


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Melting HDPE waste to create new products that can easily be melted and reused again and again.

Melting HDPE waste to create new products that can easily be melted and reused again and again.

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A global, grassroots movement committed to providing affordable, sustainable solar light to people with limited or no access to electricity.

A global, grassroots movement committed to providing affordable, sustainable solar light to people with limited or no access to electricity.

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FUNCAP shows that the circular economy can be made superelliptical.

FUNCAP shows that the circular economy can be made superelliptical.

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Ditch food and drink disposables for sustainable, reusable alternatives - offering zero landfill, reduced carbon footprint and cost savings.

Ditch food and drink disposables for sustainable, reusable alternatives - offering zero landfill, reduced carbon footprint and cost savings.

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I designed a one use coffee container that uses a system of folding flaps in place of a lid, to reduce on plastic waste.

I designed a one use coffee container that uses a system of folding flaps in place of a lid, to reduce on plastic waste.

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I would like to share this BBC news story as it's inspirational. Organised by citizens, to empower women in an Muslim community.

I would like to share this BBC news story as it's inspirational. Organised by citizens, to empower women in an Muslim community.

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