Supply chains are having a moment. It took a major transformative event to highlight the importance and fragility of the global and interdependent supply-chain network.
Like the domino theory in politics, disruptions in supply chains have a ripple effect, with often devastating consequences to how goods and products are sourced, manufactured and delivered to a worldwide consumer base.
Flexible plastic packaging (plastic bags, stretch and shrink film, sterilization wrap, medical device packaging, and so on) represents a significant percentage of the healthcare waste stream, yet is rarely recycled. Due to their lack of standard composition and the potential for mixed resins across different layers, utilizing these materials presents numerous challenges for recyclers. Flexibles are also easily confused visually with other materials, making manual on-site sorting challenging for hospital staff.
Dairy MAX, a nonprofit organization representing 900 dairy farm families across eight states, continues its commitment to serve farmers and families thanks to FedEx Custom Critical. During the month of May, FedEx Custom Critical supported Dairy MAX by donating two, temperature-controlled trucks, with lift gate capabilities, in order to distribute more than 8,600 gallons of milk to several North Texas Food Bank locations. These mass distribution sites feed families across 13 North Texas counties, making milk an essential item.
SCS Global Services announces that it awarded dual certifications to MKS DevO Chemicals (MKS DevO), leading organic chemicals producer in the Europe, Middle East and North Africa (EMENA) region, after undergoing an assessment. MKS DevO achieved Recycled Content Certification for its patented product Sultan Black Recycle® and Certified Recycling Program for its production facility Bandirma Chemical Complex® (BCC).
Packaging comprises a significant portion of total waste produced and can affect the health of our planet and people, which is why HP set a new goal to eliminate 75 percent of single-use plastic packaging by 2025. The goal focuses on hardware unit packaging and is predicated on a move to molded fiber packaging cushions.
Last week, Kimberly-Clark introduced an ambitious new sustainability strategy for 2030, which includes a commitment to reducing waste and innovating new ways to give consumers the products they need with the smallest impact on the environment.
This year, we will convene our community at a moment of tremendous uncertainty and turbulence, and driven by a common task: to find solutions to the problems of the present, while laying the groundwork to build a truly equitable, resilient and just future for all.