Dow to develop bio-based plastics for LVMH Beauty packaging

FRANCE – Dow to partner with LVMH Beauty on the development of sustainable packaging solutions for the latter’s luxury perfumes and cosmetics products. Through its planned collaboration with Dow, LMVH Beauty will replace a portion of its plastic packaging with bio-based and recycled alternatives. In doing so, it intends to advance its sustainability initiatives while maintaining the quality and functionality…

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RecyClass approves Dow packaging adhesives for mechanical recycling

EUROPE – Multi-industry non-profit initiative RecyClass has approved a selection of Dow’s solvent-free and water-borne lamination for mechanical recycling. The approval covers solvent-free MOR-FREE L 75-300/ CR88-300 and waterborne ROBOND L-350/ CR-3 lamination adhesives, which will add an adhesive component to the REVOLOOP technology platform from Dow. RecyClass assessments follow rigorous scientific protocols to present a comprehensive evaluation of the…

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WM, Dow launches residential plastic film recycling program in US

US – North American waste management company WM has partnered with chemical firm Dow on a plastic film recycling initiative in the US. The companies say they’re combining WM’s broad reach as a comprehensive environmental solutions provider with Dow’s leadership in material science to build new infrastructure that is intended to help close existing recycling gaps, driving a more circular…

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KEPSA and Dow Chemical to explore partnership opportunities on climate change and sustainability

KENYA – Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) CEO Ms. Carole Kariuki held a meeting with the Managing Director of Dow Chemical East Africa Mr. Leonard Kareko at the KEPSA offices to discuss partnership opportunities in climate change, sustainability among other things. Mr. Kareko was accompanied by Ms. Zanele Xaba – Government Affairs Lead and Ms. Mumbi Keega – Public Affairs…

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Mura secures additional investment from Dow to convert hard-to-recycle plastics into hydrocarbon feedstocks

EUROPE – Mura Technology, an advanced plastic recycling specialist, has confirmed an additional strategic investment from Dow to further enable advanced recycling throughout the US and Europe. The investment builds a collaboration that has seen the two companies commit to help eliminate global plastic pollution through the construction of multiple world-scale advanced recycling facilities in the US and Europe. These…

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Dow, Lion Corporation launches recyclable refill bags for shower cream

THAILAND – American chemical company Dow has partnered with Lion to develop recyclable refill shower cream bags in Thailand. According to the companies, Dow’s Pack Studios, and the distribution network of SCG Chemicals (SCGC) led Lion Corporation to develop fully recyclable 200-ml and 500-ml shower cream refill bags for Thailand’s beauty care brand, Shokubutsu Monogatari. This initiative aims to advance…

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Dow to collect and recycle 30,000 tons of plastic waste in Nairobi

KENYA – American chemical company Dow will collect and recycle 30,000 tons of plastic packaging in the capital Nairobi. The initiative will contribute to the development of the circular economy in this country, which recycles only 2,400 tons of plastic per month, according to the Kenyan authorities. After Egypt, Guinea and Nigeria, U.S. packaging solutions provider Dow is continuing its…

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