Submitted by Walmart
Originally published by Walmart on July 5, 2022
When Walmart launched the Circular Connector in April 2022, our goal was to connect companies with more sustainable packaging innovations with those who are looking for those types of solutions. We knew we weren’t alone in this search with over 500 organizations around the world signing on to The Ellen McArthur Foundation’s and UNEP’s New Plastic Economy Global Commitment. This is why we developed the Circular Connector to be open and accessible to the public.
To accelerate the search for — and use of — more sustainable packaging solutions, we are collaborating with the U.S. Plastic Pact next by gifting the use of Circular Connector for their first ever Innovation Awards. The U.S. Plastic Pact, which unites more than 850 organizations – including Walmart – aims to ensure that plastics never become waste by eliminating the plastics we don’t need, innovating to ensure that the plastics we do need are reusable, recyclable, or compostable, and circulating all the plastic items we use to keep them in the economy and out of the environment.
These inaugural awards have been designed to inspire new solutions and provide a unique platform for innovators to test their ideas. All companies that submit packaging solutions into the Circular Connector before Aug. 12, 2022, will be considered for the award. It is free to enter, open to businesses of all sizes as long as they serve the U.S. market, and will focus on three categories:
Winners Will Receive:
Additional characteristics that will be considered in the judging criteria include sustainable sourcing, virgin plastic reduction, and material health. Winners will be announced in fall 2022. Ready to submit? Visit the Circular Connector to get started and email: email@example.com with questions!
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