9 episodes

Plastics Unwrapped is a brand-new podcast series by Dow, featuring a range of expert guests exploring some of the biggest questions facing the plastics industry right now. Across several bite-sized episodes, we open up the conversation and explore the world of sustainability and plastics.

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    • Science
    • 4.5 • 8 Ratings

Plastics Unwrapped is a brand-new podcast series by Dow, featuring a range of expert guests exploring some of the biggest questions facing the plastics industry right now. Across several bite-sized episodes, we open up the conversation and explore the world of sustainability and plastics.

    Working with Africa’s Informal Waste Sector

    Working with Africa’s Informal Waste Sector

    In this episode hear about the progressive partnerships taking place across the African continent to transform the way plastic waste is collected through new business models for sustainable development. Dow’s Africa Sustainability and Advocacy Manager, Adwoa Coleman, is joined by two trailblazing CEOs - Vivien Luk, Executive Director of non-profit organization WORK, and Cordie Aziz-Nash founder of Environment 360, who together share their expertise on the changes needed to transform the informal waste sector on the continent, and transform the lives of waste pickers through meaningful work that keeps plastic out of the environment and in a closed-loop for a more sustainable future.

    • 34 min
    Tackling the Plastic Waste Challenge Through Design

    Tackling the Plastic Waste Challenge Through Design

    In this episode, Dow’s Julie Zaniewski, North America Sustainability Director for Packaging and Specialty Plastics, is joined by Jay Fitzgerald from the US Department of Energy, and Kathleen Liang from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Together, they look at the challenges of innovating, encouraging investment, and working in partnership to scale solutions that will ensure that plastics can be part of a sustainable future.

    • 31 min
    Reducing the Carbon Footprint for Plastics

    Reducing the Carbon Footprint for Plastics

    In this episode of Plastics Unwrapped, special guest and sustainable development expert, Kaj Embren, joins Dow’s Howard Chase and Erika Sánchez Garrido to discuss the need to reduce CO2 emissions in the plastics industry. Together, they unpack how plastic manufacturers can make a real impact through the production process, and the ways in which Dow is working toward producing circular plastics with the lowest CO2 footprint.

    • 30 min
    Plastics and The European Green Deal

    Plastics and The European Green Deal

    In this episode, Dow’s Director of EU Affairs, Dennis Kredler, is joined by Plastic Europe’s Director of External Affairs, David Carroll, to discuss the EU’s Green Deal and what it means for the plastics industry. Dennis and David discuss the content and ambitions of the Green Deal, the opportunities and challenges it presents for the plastic industry and what actions organisations such as Dow are taking to ensure they meet the Green Deal’s goal of circularity and climate neutrality by 2050.

    • 22 min
    African Landscapes

    African Landscapes

    Tune in to Episode 5 of Plastics Unwrapped to hear an open discussion on the opportunities and challenges we face with plastic waste in Africa and an exploration into how key collaborations are shifting the dial on collecting, sorting and recycling rates to build an effective circular economy. Adwoa Coleman, Africa Sustainability & Advocacy Manager from Dow’s Plastics business, joins Arese Lucia Onaghise, Executive Secretary at The Food and Beverage Recycling Alliance (FBRA) and Keiran Smith, CEO and Co-Founder of recycling company, Mr. Green Africa, to talk about the landscape for plastics on the continent.

    • 21 min
    Advanced Recycling

    Advanced Recycling

    What is Advanced Recycling? How does it work? And what does this game-changing technology mean for our industry and consumers? Carsten Larsen, Iain Gulland and Sirt Mellema join us in this episode to discuss Advanced Recycling as a solution for reducing plastic waste.

    • 27 min

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