Investor Day 2019

The circular economy
Changing the patterns of production and consumption.

With the growing debate on how we decouple economic activity from unsustainable patterns of resource consumption, our 22nd annual Investor Day explored the role of investors, companies and policymakers in promoting a more circular economy.

Closing the lid on global packaging waste

Packaging serves a range of purposes. When designed well, it protects goods across increasingly long supply chains and can extend the life of food and beverage products, helping to minimise wastage, while also offering protection against contamination.

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What is a circular economy?

The traditional 'take-make-dispose' economic model of production and consumption is inherently problematic. It is heavily dependent on the use of finite resources to satisfy increasing demand for products, leading to production methods and consumer habits that exacerbate problems of resource waste and environmental pollution.

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