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Introducing the world's most sustainable plastic products

Join us at Pack Expo 2021 in Las Vegas from September 27-29 to see the power of our SPTek ECLIPSE™ products in person.

We've been working hard for years to develop products that meet market demands while remaining true to our sustainability mission, and we are excited to share a few of these products at Pack Expo 2021. Now's your chance to get up close and personal with these ingenious products! We will be exhibiting the SPTek ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film, Co-Ex Film and Pouch at our booth from September 27-29. Register today and visit us at booth N-16013 to learn all about our SPTek ECLIPSE™ enabled products.

ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film

The most sustainable stretch film in the world

Delivering the performance you expect from the highest quality stretch films on the market, our revolutionary SPTek ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film is changing the game. Our stretch film is 100% recyclable and will completely bio-assimilate in marine, terrestrial and landfill environments within 6–24 months, leaving behind zero microplastics.

ECLIPSE™ Co-Ex Films

Multi-purpose films that reduce environmental impact

Our truly innovative SPTek ECLIPSE™ co-ex films have been developed to meet today's packaging challenges head-on, making them a vital tool in sustainable flexible packaging design. Like all ECLIPSE™ enabled products, our co-ex films will completely bio-assimilate following their guaranteed lifespan if they evade the recycling system.

ECLIPSE™ Pouch

A sustainable pouch that's truly recyclable

The SPTek ECLIPSE™ Pouch delivers the quality and freshness that you expect from any premium barrier pouch. Unlike other multi-layer pouches on the market, the ECLIPSE™ Pouch is 100% recyclable and will completely bio-assimilate after its tailor-made guaranteed functional life, resulting in zero microplastics.

ECLIPSE™ Straw

A truly sustainable drinking straw

Satisfying all of the quality requirements for hot, cold, foamy and frozen drinks while reducing environmental impact, the SPTek ECLIPSE™ Straw performs in all beverages. Following guaranteed life, this product will completely bio-assimilate within 6-42 months if it evades the recycling system: a critical part of the solution to global plastic waste.

Our team is ready and excited to connect with you. See you at the show!

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We've been working hard for years to develop products that meet market demands while remaining true to our sustainability mission, and we are excited to share a few of these products at Pack Expo 2021. Now's your chance to get up close and personal with these ingenious products! We will be exhibiting the SPTek ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film, Co-Ex Film and Pouch at our booth from September 27-29. Register today and visit us at booth N-16013 to learn all about our SPTek ECLIPSE™ enabled products.

ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film

The most sustainable stretch film in the world

Delivering the performance you expect from the highest quality stretch films on the market, our revolutionary SPTek ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film is changing the game. Our stretch film is 100% recyclable and will completely bio-assimilate in marine, terrestrial and landfill environments within 6–24 months, leaving behind zero microplastics.

ECLIPSE™ Co-Ex Films

Multi-purpose films that reduce environmental impact

Our truly innovative SPTek ECLIPSE™ co-ex films have been developed to meet today's packaging challenges head-on, making them a vital tool in sustainable flexible packaging design. Like all ECLIPSE™ enabled products, our co-ex films will completely bio-assimilate following their guaranteed lifespan if they evade the recycling system.

ECLIPSE™ Pouch

A sustainable pouch that's truly recyclable

The SPTek ECLIPSE™ Pouch delivers the quality and freshness that you expect from any premium barrier pouch. Unlike other multi-layer pouches on the market, the ECLIPSE™ Pouch is 100% recyclable and will completely bio-assimilate after its tailor-made guaranteed functional life, resulting in zero microplastics.

ECLIPSE™ Straw

A truly sustainable drinking straw

Satisfying all of the quality requirements for hot, cold, foamy and frozen drinks while reducing environmental impact, the SPTek ECLIPSE™ Straw performs in all beverages. Following guaranteed life, this product will completely bio-assimilate within 6-42 months if it evades the recycling system: a critical part of the solution to global plastic waste.

Our team is ready and excited to connect with you. See you at the show!

Introducing the world's most sustainable plastic products

We've been working hard for years to develop products that meet market demands while remaining true to our sustainability mission, and we are excited to share a few of these products at Pack Expo 2021. Now's your chance to get up close and personal with these ingenious products! We will be exhibiting the SPTek ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film, Co-Ex Film and Pouch at our booth from September 27-29. Register today and visit us at booth N-16013 to learn all about our SPTek ECLIPSE™ enabled products.

ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film

The most sustainable stretch film in the world

Delivering the performance you expect from the highest quality stretch films on the market, our revolutionary SPTek ECLIPSE™ Stretch Film is changing the game. Our stretch film is 100% recyclable and will completely bio-assimilate in marine, terrestrial and landfill environments within 6–24 months, leaving behind zero microplastics.

ECLIPSE™ Co-Ex Films

Multi-purpose films that reduce environmental impact

Our truly innovative SPTek ECLIPSE™ co-ex films have been developed to meet today's packaging challenges head-on, making them a vital tool in sustainable flexible packaging design. Like all ECLIPSE™ enabled products, our co-ex films will completely bio-assimilate following their guaranteed lifespan if they evade the recycling system.

ECLIPSE™ Pouch

A sustainable pouch that's truly recyclable

The SPTek ECLIPSE™ Pouch delivers the quality and freshness that you expect from any premium barrier pouch. Unlike other multi-layer pouches on the market, the ECLIPSE™ Pouch is 100% recyclable and will completely bio-assimilate after its tailor-made guaranteed functional life, resulting in zero microplastics.

ECLIPSE™ Straw

A truly sustainable drinking straw

Satisfying all of the quality requirements for hot, cold, foamy and frozen drinks while reducing environmental impact, the SPTek ECLIPSE™ Straw performs in all beverages. Following guaranteed life, this product will completely bio-assimilate within 6-42 months if it evades the recycling system: a critical part of the solution to global plastic waste.

Our team is ready and excited to connect with you. See you at the show!

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Introducing the world's most sustainable plastic products

Join us at Pack Expo 2021 in Las Vegas from September 27-29 to see the power of our SPTek ECLIPSE™ products in person.

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Supporting the world’s sustainability goals, one pallet at a time
www.mmh.com

Companies enabling supply chains with sustainable pallets

End consumers are demanding more transparency when it comes to sustainability measures taken by large-scale organizations. To keep up with this demand and to support sustainable change in supply chains, companies like ORBIS, Litco International and PECO Pallets are implementing circular economy tactics when it comes to creating and recycling pallets.

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End consumers are demanding more transparency when it comes to sustainability measures taken by large-scale organizations. To keep up with this demand and to support sustainable change in supply chains, companies like ORBIS, Litco International and PECO Pallets are implementing circular economy tactics when it comes to creating and recycling pallets.

Companies enabling supply chains with sustainable pallets

End consumers are demanding more transparency when it comes to sustainability measures taken by large-scale organizations. To keep up with this demand and to support sustainable change in supply chains, companies like ORBIS, Litco International and PECO Pallets are implementing circular economy tactics when it comes to creating and recycling pallets.

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Companies enabling supply chains with sustainable pallets

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4 things corporations need to know about the Global Plastics Treaty
www.greenbiz.com

140 organizations from 34 countries begin talks about a Global Plastics Treaty

Led by the Ocean Plastics Leadership Network in partnership with WWF and Greenpeace, this two day event garnered support for a global treaty that would be ambitious enough to match the scale and urgency of the plastic waste problem. Here are four key take aways from the virtual event.

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Led by the Ocean Plastics Leadership Network in partnership with WWF and Greenpeace, this two day event garnered support for a global treaty that would be ambitious enough to match the scale and urgency of the plastic waste problem. Here are four key take aways from the virtual event.

140 organizations from 34 countries begin talks about a Global Plastics Treaty

Led by the Ocean Plastics Leadership Network in partnership with WWF and Greenpeace, this two day event garnered support for a global treaty that would be ambitious enough to match the scale and urgency of the plastic waste problem. Here are four key take aways from the virtual event.

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140 organizations from 34 countries begin talks about a Global Plastics Treaty

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Recently, we broke down the difference between the universal symbol for recyclable material and the Resin Identification Code (RIC) - two very similar icons that mean two very different things!

Let's look at the 7 types of plastic and which ones can ACTUALLY be recycled?

Recently, we broke down the difference between the universal symbol for recyclable material and the Resin Identification Code (RIC) - two very similar icons that mean two very different things!

Let's look at the 7 types of plastic and which ones can ACTUALLY be recycled?

The 7 Recycling Symbols

Recently, we broke down the difference between the universal symbol for recyclable material and the Resin Identification Code (RIC) - two very similar icons that mean two very different things!

Let's look at the 7 types of plastic and which ones can ACTUALLY be recycled?

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That sure looks like a recycling symbol... but is it?

While those 3 little arrows look familiar, it might not actually be the case.

That sure looks like a recycling symbol... but is it?

While those 3 little arrows look familiar, it might not actually be the case.

Recycling Symbols

That sure looks like a recycling symbol... but is it?

While those 3 little arrows look familiar, it might not actually be the case.

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Coronavirus is causing a flurry of plastic waste. Campaigners fear it may be permanent
www.cnn.com

COVID-19 and the Flurry of Plastic Waste

"PPE has become an additional threat to the world's oceans, which have been choking under the weight of plastic at a rapidly increasing rate."

COVID-19 and the Flurry of Plastic Waste

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COVID-19 and the Flurry of Plastic Waste

"PPE has become an additional threat to the world's oceans, which have been choking under the weight of plastic at a rapidly increasing rate."

Food Service Items That Serve the Planet

COVID-19 has significantly impacted our food service industry, resulting in an increase in demand for the items required to support take-out and delivery.

In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, many of the businesses being affected are in the food service industry. In lieu of welcoming customers in, restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops and fast food establishments are focusing on take-out and delivery. The corresponding increase in demand for food service items will present a significant problem when they inevitably escape the recycling net.

ECLIPSE™ will reduce plastic pollution.

Our proven ECLIPSE™ sustainable polymer additive ensures that plastic bio-assimilates like paper in both terrestrial and marine environments, leaving behind no microplastics. Designed for use in polyolefins like PE and PP, ECLIPSE™ is the answer to our plastic pollution problem. With a simple 1% inclusion rate in the production process, ECLIPSE™ is ASTM 5526 and 6954 certified, FDA approved and 100% recyclable.

This sustainable polymer additive has a wide range of food service item applications, including but not limited to:

  • Straws
  • Stir sticks
  • Cups
  • Lids
  • Plates
  • Food delivery containers
  • Bags, liners and pouches
  • Cutlery

To learn more about ECLIPSE™ and our entire catalog of sustainable polymer additives and products, contact us today.

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In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, many of the businesses being affected are in the food service industry. In lieu of welcoming customers in, restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops and fast food establishments are focusing on take-out and delivery. The corresponding increase in demand for food service items will present a significant problem when they inevitably escape the recycling net.

ECLIPSE™ will reduce plastic pollution.

Our proven ECLIPSE™ sustainable polymer additive ensures that plastic bio-assimilates like paper in both terrestrial and marine environments, leaving behind no microplastics. Designed for use in polyolefins like PE and PP, ECLIPSE™ is the answer to our plastic pollution problem. With a simple 1% inclusion rate in the production process, ECLIPSE™ is ASTM 5526 and 6954 certified, FDA approved and 100% recyclable.

This sustainable polymer additive has a wide range of food service item applications, including but not limited to:

  • Straws
  • Stir sticks
  • Cups
  • Lids
  • Plates
  • Food delivery containers
  • Bags, liners and pouches
  • Cutlery

To learn more about ECLIPSE™ and our entire catalog of sustainable polymer additives and products, contact us today.

Food Service Items That Serve the Planet

In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, many of the businesses being affected are in the food service industry. In lieu of welcoming customers in, restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops and fast food establishments are focusing on take-out and delivery. The corresponding increase in demand for food service items will present a significant problem when they inevitably escape the recycling net.

ECLIPSE™ will reduce plastic pollution.

Our proven ECLIPSE™ sustainable polymer additive ensures that plastic bio-assimilates like paper in both terrestrial and marine environments, leaving behind no microplastics. Designed for use in polyolefins like PE and PP, ECLIPSE™ is the answer to our plastic pollution problem. With a simple 1% inclusion rate in the production process, ECLIPSE™ is ASTM 5526 and 6954 certified, FDA approved and 100% recyclable.

This sustainable polymer additive has a wide range of food service item applications, including but not limited to:

  • Straws
  • Stir sticks
  • Cups
  • Lids
  • Plates
  • Food delivery containers
  • Bags, liners and pouches
  • Cutlery

To learn more about ECLIPSE™ and our entire catalog of sustainable polymer additives and products, contact us today.

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Food Service Items That Serve the Planet

COVID-19 has significantly impacted our food service industry, resulting in an increase in demand for the items required to support take-out and delivery.

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The ECLIPSE™ Straw Delivers on All Fronts

While plastic straws have emerged as a symbol for the global plastic crisis, many substitutes come with their own set of health, performance and environmental impacts.

We all know the story. Plastic straws have emerged as a symbol for the global plastic crisis, being used for only minutes, but lasting in the environment for generations. Companies big and small are seeking eco-friendly alternatives to accommodate the strong societal attitudes toward plastic and the environment.

While the problem is real, many plastic substitutes come with their own set of health, performance and environmental impacts. Plant-based bioplastics are tricky because they require an unacceptable amount of natural resources and won't break down when composted incorrectly. Reusable straws are difficult to keep clean and are significantly more expensive. Paper straws have a greater carbon footprint throughout the manufacturing process (not to mention that delightful feeling of soggy cardboard in your mouth to accompany your favorite beverage).

Solution: the Smart Plastic ECLIPSE™ Straw.

Satisfying all of the quality requirements for hot, cold, foamy and frozen beverages while meeting eco-friendly expectations, the ECLIPSE™ Straw is up to the challenge. Made with our proven ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation additive, the straw will biodegrade in both marine and terrestrial environments, resulting in nothing more than CO2, water and biomass. And like all plastics produced with ECLIPSE™, it is ASTM 5526 and 6954 certified, FDA approved and 100% recyclable.

We no longer need to compromise to accommodate health, performance and the environment. The ECLIPSE™ Straw delivers on all fronts.

To learn more about ECLIPSE™ and our entire catalog of sustainable polymer additives and products, contact us today.

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We all know the story. Plastic straws have emerged as a symbol for the global plastic crisis, being used for only minutes, but lasting in the environment for generations. Companies big and small are seeking eco-friendly alternatives to accommodate the strong societal attitudes toward plastic and the environment.

While the problem is real, many plastic substitutes come with their own set of health, performance and environmental impacts. Plant-based bioplastics are tricky because they require an unacceptable amount of natural resources and won't break down when composted incorrectly. Reusable straws are difficult to keep clean and are significantly more expensive. Paper straws have a greater carbon footprint throughout the manufacturing process (not to mention that delightful feeling of soggy cardboard in your mouth to accompany your favorite beverage).

Solution: the Smart Plastic ECLIPSE™ Straw.

Satisfying all of the quality requirements for hot, cold, foamy and frozen beverages while meeting eco-friendly expectations, the ECLIPSE™ Straw is up to the challenge. Made with our proven ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation additive, the straw will biodegrade in both marine and terrestrial environments, resulting in nothing more than CO2, water and biomass. And like all plastics produced with ECLIPSE™, it is ASTM 5526 and 6954 certified, FDA approved and 100% recyclable.

We no longer need to compromise to accommodate health, performance and the environment. The ECLIPSE™ Straw delivers on all fronts.

To learn more about ECLIPSE™ and our entire catalog of sustainable polymer additives and products, contact us today.

The ECLIPSE™ Straw Delivers on All Fronts

We all know the story. Plastic straws have emerged as a symbol for the global plastic crisis, being used for only minutes, but lasting in the environment for generations. Companies big and small are seeking eco-friendly alternatives to accommodate the strong societal attitudes toward plastic and the environment.

While the problem is real, many plastic substitutes come with their own set of health, performance and environmental impacts. Plant-based bioplastics are tricky because they require an unacceptable amount of natural resources and won't break down when composted incorrectly. Reusable straws are difficult to keep clean and are significantly more expensive. Paper straws have a greater carbon footprint throughout the manufacturing process (not to mention that delightful feeling of soggy cardboard in your mouth to accompany your favorite beverage).

Solution: the Smart Plastic ECLIPSE™ Straw.

Satisfying all of the quality requirements for hot, cold, foamy and frozen beverages while meeting eco-friendly expectations, the ECLIPSE™ Straw is up to the challenge. Made with our proven ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation additive, the straw will biodegrade in both marine and terrestrial environments, resulting in nothing more than CO2, water and biomass. And like all plastics produced with ECLIPSE™, it is ASTM 5526 and 6954 certified, FDA approved and 100% recyclable.

We no longer need to compromise to accommodate health, performance and the environment. The ECLIPSE™ Straw delivers on all fronts.

To learn more about ECLIPSE™ and our entire catalog of sustainable polymer additives and products, contact us today.

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The ECLIPSE™ Straw Delivers on All Fronts

While plastic straws have emerged as a symbol for the global plastic crisis, many substitutes come with their own set of health, performance and environmental impacts.

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Plastic That Bio-Assimilates Like Paper

We have invested extensive time, expense and effort to test and prove that our bio-assimilation technology causes plastic to biodegrade to the same as paper.

Smart Plastic is a globally recognized leader in the development of sustainable polymer additives that profoundly affect the behavior of plastics. It has been our mission to exhaustively and irrefutably prove the efficacy of our bio-assimilation technology, one that facilitates the complete biodegradation of plastic.

The results are in, and ECLIPSE™ works.

Definitively, "bio-assimilation" means that the plastic has degraded to a molecular weight that can be consumed by living organisms. This represents the final and conclusive stage of plastic biodegradation, leaving behind no microplastics. The team at Smart Plastic has invested extensive time, expense and effort to test and verify that our SPTek ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation technology causes plastic to biodegrade the same as paper, working in both marine and terrestrial environments.

This development will change the market forever.

Designed for use in polyolefins like PE and PP, ECLIPSE™ is uniquely formulated to provide programmable useful-life performance prior to 100% natural bio-assimilation. With a simple 1% inclusion rate in the finished film production process, ECLIPSE™ is ASTM 5526 and 6954 certified, FDA approved and 100% recyclable.

This sustainable polymer additive has a wide range of applications, including but not limited to:

  • Extruded printing/laminating films and sealant layers
  • Food service items (straws, stir sticks, cutlery, plates, cups, lids)
  • Fast food packaging
  • Grease and moisture proof barriers in single-use food packaging
  • Fresh fruit and vegetable packaging
  • Recyclable flexible packaging pouches
  • Zippers and closures
  • Trash and shopper bags
  • Mulch and crop protection materials
  • Protective packaging (stretch wrap, shrink films, bubble wrap)

To learn more about ECLIPSE™ and our entire catalog of sustainable polymer additives and products, contact us today.

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Smart Plastic is a globally recognized leader in the development of sustainable polymer additives that profoundly affect the behavior of plastics. It has been our mission to exhaustively and irrefutably prove the efficacy of our bio-assimilation technology, one that facilitates the complete biodegradation of plastic.

The results are in, and ECLIPSE™ works.

Definitively, "bio-assimilation" means that the plastic has degraded to a molecular weight that can be consumed by living organisms. This represents the final and conclusive stage of plastic biodegradation, leaving behind no microplastics. The team at Smart Plastic has invested extensive time, expense and effort to test and verify that our SPTek ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation technology causes plastic to biodegrade the same as paper, working in both marine and terrestrial environments.

This development will change the market forever.

Designed for use in polyolefins like PE and PP, ECLIPSE™ is uniquely formulated to provide programmable useful-life performance prior to 100% natural bio-assimilation. With a simple 1% inclusion rate in the finished film production process, ECLIPSE™ is ASTM 5526 and 6954 certified, FDA approved and 100% recyclable.

This sustainable polymer additive has a wide range of applications, including but not limited to:

  • Extruded printing/laminating films and sealant layers
  • Food service items (straws, stir sticks, cutlery, plates, cups, lids)
  • Fast food packaging
  • Grease and moisture proof barriers in single-use food packaging
  • Fresh fruit and vegetable packaging
  • Recyclable flexible packaging pouches
  • Zippers and closures
  • Trash and shopper bags
  • Mulch and crop protection materials
  • Protective packaging (stretch wrap, shrink films, bubble wrap)

To learn more about ECLIPSE™ and our entire catalog of sustainable polymer additives and products, contact us today.

Plastic That Bio-Assimilates Like Paper

Smart Plastic is a globally recognized leader in the development of sustainable polymer additives that profoundly affect the behavior of plastics. It has been our mission to exhaustively and irrefutably prove the efficacy of our bio-assimilation technology, one that facilitates the complete biodegradation of plastic.

The results are in, and ECLIPSE™ works.

Definitively, "bio-assimilation" means that the plastic has degraded to a molecular weight that can be consumed by living organisms. This represents the final and conclusive stage of plastic biodegradation, leaving behind no microplastics. The team at Smart Plastic has invested extensive time, expense and effort to test and verify that our SPTek ECLIPSE™ bio-assimilation technology causes plastic to biodegrade the same as paper, working in both marine and terrestrial environments.

This development will change the market forever.

Designed for use in polyolefins like PE and PP, ECLIPSE™ is uniquely formulated to provide programmable useful-life performance prior to 100% natural bio-assimilation. With a simple 1% inclusion rate in the finished film production process, ECLIPSE™ is ASTM 5526 and 6954 certified, FDA approved and 100% recyclable.

This sustainable polymer additive has a wide range of applications, including but not limited to:

  • Extruded printing/laminating films and sealant layers
  • Food service items (straws, stir sticks, cutlery, plates, cups, lids)
  • Fast food packaging
  • Grease and moisture proof barriers in single-use food packaging
  • Fresh fruit and vegetable packaging
  • Recyclable flexible packaging pouches
  • Zippers and closures
  • Trash and shopper bags
  • Mulch and crop protection materials
  • Protective packaging (stretch wrap, shrink films, bubble wrap)

To learn more about ECLIPSE™ and our entire catalog of sustainable polymer additives and products, contact us today.

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Plastic That Bio-Assimilates Like Paper

We have invested extensive time, expense and effort to test and prove that our bio-assimilation technology causes plastic to biodegrade to the same as paper.

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The sustainability imperative
www.nielsen.com

The Sustainability Imperative

It’s hard to ignore the siren call to protect the planet. Or to remain unmoved by those facing increasingly poor living conditions across the globe.

The Sustainability Imperative

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The Sustainability Imperative

It’s hard to ignore the siren call to protect the planet. Or to remain unmoved by those facing increasingly poor living conditions across the globe.

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