SB Webinar [Ft. Lush Cosmetics] - Valuing Plastics: The Business Case for Measuring, Managing and Disclosing Plastic Use in Consumer Goods
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The Plastic Disclosure Project (PDP) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced a new report at Sustainable Brands '14 San Diego identifying the risks and opportunities to brands ...

The Plastic Disclosure Project (PDP) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced a new report at Sustainable Brands '14 San Diego identifying the risks and opportunities to brands associated with plastic use. It articulates the business case for measuring, managing and disclosing plastic use, underlined by the new research which identifies $75 billion of annual natural capital costs of plastic use by the consumer goods sector. The research assesses the plastic use and disclosure of the 100 largest companies in the consumer goods industry. This webinar provides a detailed breakdown of the research findings and a case study from Lush Cosmetics describing its experience with plastic disclosure.

What You Will Learn:
--The business case for measuring, managing, and disclosing plastic use in the consumer goods industry
--Risks and opportunities associated with plastic use in the consumer goods sector
--Identifying natural capital 'hotspots' to help companies better manage plastic use
--The natural capital benefits of good plastic practices, such as the use of recycled content and end-of-life recovery
--Recommendations to improve the sustainability of plastic use in practice

View the executive summary in the SB Library and DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT:
http://www.sustainablebrands.com/digital_learning/research_report/new_metrics/valuing_plastic_business_case_measuring_managing_disclo

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SB Webinar [Ft. Lush Cosmetics] - Valuing Plastics: The Business Case for Measuring, Managing and Disclosing Plastic Use in Consumer Goods Presentation Transcript

  • 1. www.SustainableBrands.com Stick around after the webinar for special discounts on: - Boston, Sept. 24-26 - Nov. 3-5 @SustainBrands @PlasticDisclose @Trucost #plastic
  • 2. WEBINAR: 9 July 2014 (8am UK/3pm HK) WELCOME TO VALUING PLASTIC The business case for measuring, managing and disclosing plastic use in consumer goods
  • 3. INTRODUCTION Andrew Russell Director Plastic Disclosure Project
  • 4. AGENDA Introduction Valuing plastics: key research findings Alastair MacGregor, Chief Operating Officer, Trucost Disclosing plastics Andrew Russell, Director, Plastic Disclosure Project The need for this research Heidi Savelli, Programme Officer, DEPI/FMEB/GPA – UNEP Our plastics journey Annabelle Baker, General Manager, LUSH Asia Ltd Q and A: Quiz the Experts Close
  • 5. WHAT IS THE PLASTIC DISCLOSURE PROJECT? PDP asks the business world to treat its “plastic footprint” as seriously as it does other valuable resources… …to create a world in which plastic use adds value without negatively impacting the environment. MEASURE MANAGE DISCLOSE
  • 6. WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
  • 7. Valuing Plastic: The Business Case for Measuring, Managing and Disclosing Plastic Use in the Consumer Goods Industry • The Plastic Disclosure Project, with the assistance of the United Nations Environment Programme, commissioned Trucost to develop the report • Objective was to drive greater understanding and management of the risks and opportunities associated with the use of plastics in the consumer goods sector. Release Plan: • Headline Findings presented at Sustainable Brands 2 June. • “Sneak Preview” webinar for the 100 companies mentioned in the report on 19 June. • Full report launch at the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, 23 June and Plasticity Forum, New York, 24 June • Open webinar, 9 July VALUING PLASTIC REPORT LAUNCH
  • 8. KEY RESEARCH FINDINGS Alastair MacGregor Chief Operating Officer Trucost
  • 9. AIMS OF THE RESEARCH  Identify the main impacts of plastic use within 16 consumer goods sectors.  Map the plastic supply chain upstream and downstream from raw material extraction, manufacturing and use to the end of its life.  Assess the plastic-related natural capital cost and intensity of the largest publicly-listed companies per sector, 100 in total.  Estimate the impact of companies’ plastic use based on disclosure from public sources and data modelling in the absence of company disclosure.  Highlight the natural capital benefits of more sustainable use of plastic, such as recycling.  Present three case studies of business excellence in plastic disclosure and management.  Provide recommendations for companies.
  • 10. RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS
  • 11. SECTOR IMPACTS
  • 12. SECTOR DISCLOSURE
  • 13. REGIONAL INSIGHTS (US$ PER TONNE OF PLASTIC)
  • 14. PACKAGING IN FOCUS
  • 15. PACKAGING IN THE OCEAN
  • 16. BENEFITS OF GOOD PLASTIC MANAGEMENT Natural capital cost savings due to current recycling and incineration with energy recovery rate
  • 17. BENEFITS OF GOOD PLASTIC MANAGEMENT Natural capital cost savings due to the use of recycled content
  • 18. VALUING PLASTIC Andrew Russell Director Plastic Disclosure Project
  • 19. ROADMAP Measure Assess the risks and opportuni ties Plan and implemen t a managem ent strategy Take action STAKEHOLDER COMMUNICATIONS
  • 20. MICROPLASTICS Lush Cosmetics was PDP’s first discloser. Already known for: • All-natural, hand-made products • “We prefer naked” – minimal packaging • Take back program for “black pots” • Customer awareness campaigns, for shark fin, recycling, marine litter, etc. Conducting the PDP disclosure helped Lush recognize the full extent and risk associated with their microplastic use, and took proactive action. Bath ball before PDP Bath ball after PDP “We're pleased to announce the end of plastic glitter in our products” January 30th, 2013
  • 21. MICROPLASTICS
  • 22. DESIGNING WITH THE END IN MIND
  • 23. INNOVATIVE DESIGNS Now, Method also runs beach clean-up programmes in Hawai’i and makes “Ocean Plastic” bottles to raise awareness for the marine litter issue. Method’s cleaning products are already known for their “green chemistry”. In addition, they have always tried to have high %PCR plastics in their packaging and continually work to improve recyclability (e.g. plungers). “….as a small soap company, we know we can’t clean up the world’s oceans. But we can raise awareness about the issue and use our business to demonstrate smart ways of using and reusing the plastics that are already on the planet. We think the best way to do that is by proving that solutions exist, even at a small scale.”
  • 24. INNOVATIVE DESIGNS Unilever launches breakthrough packaging technology that uses 15% less plastic
  • 25. UNEP/GPA and Plastic Management Presented by: Heidi Savelli Programme Officer, Marine Litter, GPA
  • 26. UNEP's approach to environmental management revolves around the creation of effective partnerships. These include: • The Global Partnership for Waste Management • The Global Partnership on Nutrient Management • The Global Partnership on Marine Litter • The Global Wastewater Initiative • The Global Coral Reef Partnership
  • 27. The GPA, adopted in 1995 and hosted by UNEP, is an intergovernmental programme to prevent the degradation of the marine environment from land-based activities. The GPA now hosts and serves as Secretariat for the Global Partnership on Marine Litter (GPML), which was launched at Rio+20, June 2012
  • 28. Global Partnership on Marine Litter Seeks to protect human health and the environment by the reduction and management of marine litter Multi-Stakeholder Partnership: • IGOs • Governments • NGOs • Private sector UNEP’s Role: • Facilitate and use its convening power to bring together the various stakeholders • Coordinate with relevant initiatives
  • 29. • The GPML aims to achieve the following objectives: o To address the (ecological, human health, and economic) impacts of marine litter worldwide o To enhance international cooperation and coordination (with Governments, private sector etc.) o To promote knowledge management, information sharing and monitoring of progress
  • 30. UNEP’s Actions at the Global level: “Beat the microbead” initiative – 50 NGO’s – 7 languages Establishment of a Marine litter observation system An e-book and brochure on plastics Guidelines on Abandoned, Lost or Discarded Fishing Gear Plastics in Cosmetics – is our personal care polluting out environment? Marine Litter Baseline report – From Rio+20 to 2025 On-line Marine Litter Network Valuing Plastics publication
  • 31. UNEP’s Actions at the Global level: UN Environment Assembly – Resolution on Marine Plastic Debris and Microplastics, 27/6 2014: “Encourages Governments, intergovernmental organizations, industry and others to cooperate with the Global Partnership on Marine Litter “ Emphasizes that further urgent action is needed to address the challenges posed by marine plastic debris and microplastics, by addressing such materials at source” “Encourages Governments and the private sector to promote more resource-efficient use and sound management of plastics and microplastics”
  • 32. Thank you!
  • 33. Annabelle Baker General Manager LUSH Asia Ltd OUR PLASTICS JOURNEY
  • 34. Our focus for reducing our plastic usage is through innovation. Creating products that don’t require plastic bottles or pots in the first place.
  • 35. Bath Bombs & Bubbles
  • 36. Toothy Tabs
  • 37. The Shampoo Bar
  • 38. Global sales of the shampoo bar saved 9,000,000 plastic bottles from being used in 2013.
  • 39. Knotwraps
  • 40. Packaging • We use 100% post consumer recycled pots and bottles. • In the UK we have turned this into a closed loop system. • All our gift boxes and all print paper materials are 100% post consumer recycled. • Bottle tops collected from our stores and beach clean ups in the UK have been used as gift components and even boards for signage and work surfaces in our new offices in Poole.
  • 41. No PET Glitter In 2013 we removed PET glitter from our products. We have kept fun and excitement in our baths by replacing glitter with edible lustres, rice paper confetti, popping candy, sugar decorations and even by developing our own confetti made in house by dehydrating honeydew melons and mixing with our custom, palm-free soap base.
  • 42. The next step… A new waste hub, in Poole, where we will receive, sort and process (wash and grind) our own recycling (starting with our PP pots).
  • 43. Valuing Plastic: The Business Case for Measuring, Managing and Disclosing Plastic Use in the Consumer Goods Industry • To register your interest in disclosing, contact info@plasticdisclosure.org or to learn more, visit www.plasticdisclosure.org • For Natural Capital insights and assistance, contact info@trucost.com • The 3rd Plasticity Forum was held 24 June in New York. Presentations are available on www.plasticityforum.com • The full report is available for download here: http://bit.ly/PDPreport2014 • Recent press includes: • CNN http://ocean.ly/TiOWOW • TriplePundit http://ow.ly/yCFNI • Global Issues http://www.globalissues.org/news/2014/06/23/19652 VALUING PLASTIC REPORT LAUNCH
  • 44. www.SustainableBrands.com Thank You Use the following codes at checkout for 10% off your tickets NewMetrics - pdpJuly9NM14 - pdpJuly9SB14L NewMetrics14.com | SBLondon14.com
  • 45. SUPPORTING SLIDES
  • 46. IMPACT DISTRIBUTION BY SECTOR
  • 47. PLASTIC INTENSITY BY SECTOR
  • 48. PACKAGING IN FOCUS
  • 49. PRODUCT IN FOCUS