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Loblaw joins sustainable packaging program Loop

First announced earlier this year, Loop is a program from global recycling company TerraCycle, which has partnered with retailers and brands to create sustainable, reusable packaging for products in an effort to reduce waste. After placing an online order for grocery, household and personal care products, the products are delivered in a special, reusable tote. The packaging– which is designed to be specific to each brand and product – is placed back in the tote once it is used and returned to Loop for reuse. Products can be ordered for one-time use, or set to auto-refill once they are returned.

Solving the Plastic Problem at the Source - Meet Loop

APR. 15, 2019Some of the biggest brands in the world have joined forces to try a new solution to single-use packaging, and you won’t believe who is on the list. If there’s one thing I know about people, it’s that most of them are just trying to get by, they’re doing the best they can. So when trash piles up due to single-use consumables, the very worst and LEAST productive thing we can do as a society is shame people and throw our hands in the air in exasperation. The very BEST thing we can do is look at the current solutions and work to understand why they’re not working.


The reality is that recycling has never been particularly convenient, and now, it’s becoming a shrinking option altogether. With more raw materials than we have demand for and the world’s biggest buyer of recyclables closing its ports to more trash, the almost-easy solution of recycling is becoming a band-aid to a much bigger problem. As the world grapples with more garbage than it knows what to do with, the reality becomes clear: We need solutions that are as convenient as they are effective.  


Tom Szaky has been making waves in the movement for zero waste. His recycle-everything waste platform Terracycle has become famous for taking almost every waste stream known to man and creating custom processes for breaking it down and reintegrating it back into the supply chain. Loop is Szaky’s latest brainchild, and it’s a whopper. For over a year, some of the largest manufacturers of consumer products in the world have been working with Tom Szaky and his team to develop Loop, a new zero-waste store that delivers everyday products from household names directly to your door. Last year, Greenpeace cited 10 companies who were responsible for flooding the planet with the most throwaway plastic. Eight of those companies are now part of Loop, comprising a full list of brands committed to zero waste convenience:
  • Haagen Dazs
  • Pantene
  • Tide
  • Crest
  • Clorox
  • Oral-B
  • Cascade
  • Gillette
  • Venus
  • Febreze
  • Dove
  • Axe
  • Degree
  • The Body Shop
  • Ren Clean Skincare
  • Love beauty And Planet
  • Seventh Generation
  • Nature’s Path Organic
  • Hidden Valley
  • Hellmann’s
  • Greenhouse
  • Burlap & Barrel Single Original Spices
  • Preserve
  • Teva Deli
  • Fell


Loop is an online store containing your typical staple products — shampoo, toothpaste, ice cream, and more. In partnership with TerraCycle, the world’s biggest brands have developed a unique reusable packaging line that is designed to last for over 100 uses. Here’s how it works:
  1. You place an order with Loop.
  2. UPS delivers it directly to your door in a reusable container.
  3. You use the product, then throw the empty container (you don’t even have to wash it) into the shipping container and notify UPS.
  4. The empty packages are sent to a sanitizing facility and then reintroduced to the supply chain.
The crazy part? Costs are similar to existing products — you just pay a refundable container deposit. Even with the shipping required for the system, Loop estimates this program reduces carbon emissions by as much as 75%. The program launches this spring in New York and Paris as part of a pilot program. If it’s successful, well, who knowswhere this could wind up next. Learn More About Loop     Are you in? Show some support for Loop by sharing this article on Facebook or Instagram to spread the word! @AvocadoMattress and @LoopStore_US

Some Major Food Brands Are Joining A New Service That Recycles Used Containers Effectively

As the food industry looks for more and more ways to reduce its waste, a new service called Loop is making it easier on both the industry and consumer end to recycle re-usable containers. The service is a mashup of Amazon Fresh and your old-school milkman. When you order products through Loop, you'll receive them in new, reusable containers inside a special renewable tote. Once the contents are used up, you can schedule a delivery of new products as well as a pickup of the old containers. You just place them back into the tote, and they're taken back to their respective companies to be thoroughly sanitized and reused. Loop encompasses multiple industries and product types, including food. Several major food brands have signed on already, including Nestle (under Häagen-Dazs), Hidden Valley Ranch, Nature's Path, Hellman's Mayonnaise, and vegan producer Teva Deli. Other recognizable products on board include Tide, Axe, Dove, Degree, Clorox, and Gillette. The service is powered by global recycling organization TerraCycle, who already has the capability to help recycle these packages on an international scale. As a result, the implications for waste reduction are numerous, since producers no longer need to utilize as much plastic and raw materials for packaging, and consumers will send less of it to landfills as a result. Other services also exist that are helping to combat packaging waste through recycling. In Southern California, for example, startup BottleRocket will give you money for all of the recyclables you save. You can schedule a pickup through their site, and each time they collect, the resulting sum from the refund values can be converted into cash, gift cards, or a charity of your choice. Loop is scheduled to launch its service in the spring of 2019 in the United States and France. You can register on the company's site to join a waitlist and be notified when it's ready to go.

EPR in Action: TerraCycle, CPG Giants Close ‘Loop’ on Single-Use Packaging

A first-of-its-kind, global shopping platform, Loop™ aims to offer zero-waste packaging options for the world’s most popular consumer products. Just a week after the launch of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste — a cadre of global companies from the plastics, chemicals and CPG value chain that has banded together to advance solutions to environmental plastic waste — a coalition of the largest consumer product companies, along with international recycling leader TerraCycle, today unveiled a first-of-its-kind, global shopping system called Loop™. The initiative is designed to change the world’s reliance on single-use packaging and offer a convenient and enhanced circular solution to consumers, while securing meaningful environmental benefits.   Launched at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Loop will enable consumers to responsibly consume a variety of products in customized, brand-specific, durable packaging that is collected, cleaned, refilled and reused. The content, if recoverable, will be either recycled or reused.   The idea for Loop was founded at the World Economic Forum by TerraCycle and consumer product companies BeiersdorfBICThe Body ShopBurlap & Barrel Single Origin SpicesThe Clorox CompanyCoca-Cola European PartnersCoZieDanoneGreenhouseGrillianceJacobs Douwe EgbertsMars PetcareMondelēz InternationalNature’s PathNestlePeople Against DirtyPepsiCoPreserveProcter & Gamble(P&G), RBReinberger Nut ButterTeva Deli, Thousand Fell and Unilever. Additional partners are leading food retailer Carrefour as the founding retailer, with leading UK retailer Tesco to pilot Loop in the UK later in the year; along with primary transportation company UPS and sustainable resource management company Suez.   This approach to shopping was made possible as a result of innovation investments made by the founding partners, and their commitment to developing more circular supply chains from package design to manufacturing through consumer use. The aim was to offer a zero-waste option for the world’s most popular consumer products while maintaining affordability, improving convenience and returning used disposable or durable items to a circular life cycle either through reuse or recycling.   The environmental benefits of Loop durable packaging vs. single-use packaging have been proven and verified in Life Cycle Assessments under usage pattern assumptions that will be further validated in pilots scheduled to launch in the first quarter of 2019 in France and the northeastern United States. Additional markets are expected to launch throughout 2019 and 2020.
image.png “As a response to the global challenge in managing waste and the opportunity to improve consumers’ experience, a group of committed global brands, retailers, infrastructure companies, along with the World Economic Forum have come together to create a new way to more responsibly consume products.” said TerraCycle CEO Tom Szaky. “Loop will not just eliminate the idea of packaging waste, but greatly improve the product experience and the convenience in how we shop. Through Loop, consumers can now responsibly consume products in specially-designed durable, reusable or fully recyclable packaging made from materials like alloys, glass and engineered plastics. When a consumer returns the packaging, it is refilled, or the content is reused or recycled through groundbreaking technology.”   How Loop works:
  • Shop: Consumers will go to the Loop website or Loop partner retailer’s websites and shop for trusted brands now redesigned to be packaging waste-free.
  • Receive: Consumers receive their durable products in Loop’s exclusively designed shipping tote that eliminates the need for single-use shipping materials such as cardboard boxes.
  • Enjoy: Consumers experience elegance and convenience all while eliminating the idea of throw-away packaging waste.
  • Loop picks up: There is no need to clean and dispose of the package; as consumers finish their products, they place the empty package into one of their Loop totes, which Loop will pick up directly from their home.
  • Loop cleans: Loop’s team of scientists has developed custom cleaning technologies so that each product packaging may be safely reused.
  • Loop refills, recycles or reuses: Loop promptly replenishes products as needed and returns the refilled shipping totes to the consumer. If there is recoverable product, it will be reused or recycled.
  “At P&G, we are building on 180 years of innovation and world-class consumer insight to enable responsible consumption at scale,” said Virginie Helias, VP and Chief Sustainability Officer at P&G, also part of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste. “Through leading brands such as PanteneTide and Cascade, we have developed new, durable and refillable packaging that is delivered in a waste-free and hassle-free way as part of the LOOP platform.”
  Along with the P&G brands Helias mentioned as being included in the service, CrestAriel and Febreze are also available in durable, refillable packaging; and toothbrush heads by Oral-B, and razors and blades by Venus andGillette will be recycled by the service. And Pampers and Always will be test-collecting used hygiene products from consumer homes for further recycling, using groundbreaking, proprietary technology developed by Fater — a P&G and Angelini Group Joint Venture — that turns used absorbent hygiene products into secondary raw materials for higher-value applications.  
Roberta Barbieri, Sustainability VP at PepsiCo, commented: “Taking action to design our packaging to be recyclable and reusable is a critical goal of ourPerformance with Purpose agenda; and as we look to build a PepsiCo where plastics need never become waste, we are also exploring a number of ideas to reinvent the ways consumers can enjoy our products. Our participation in Loop builds on this commitment as well as providing the added convenience of e-commerce and home delivery.   “Initially we will be launching Quaker and Tropicana offerings in Paris, and have created vessels which we hope will excite our consumers, combining durability with high aesthetic design. As we work towards our sustainable packaging goals, we will continue to explore our own in-house innovations as well as participate in collaborative efforts to reduce waste.” image.png
Brands are responsible for designing their own packaging; TerraCycle consults on the packaging development process and tests all packaging for cleanability and durability prior to approval in the platform. The lifespan of each package will vary, as variables including aesthetics can cause a package to be taken out of circulation and recycled.   “We want to put an end to the current 'take-make-dispose' culture and are committed to taking big steps towards designing our products for reuse," said Alan Jope, CEO of Unilever. "We’re proud to be a founding partner of Loop, which will deliver our much-loved brands in packaging which is truly circular by design.” Loop already offers hundreds of products across its two dozen partners; as partners are added, this number will constantly increase.