By  on January 15, 2020

Across its three-day run, NRF’s “Big Show” listed six sessions with “sustainability” billed in the title, including ones on how women are advancing sustainable development, company best practices and circular business models that truly do come full circle, echoing supply chains of the past.

TerraCycle’s chief executive officer Tom Szaky, wearing the innovator’s uniform of a black zip hoodie and jeans, took to the stage to share the benefits of closed-loop supply chains. Throughout his presentation, he asked the retailers and brands in the room to reckon with the idea of thicker plastic, steel or aluminum packaging designed for durability and recycling — but also aesthetics — instead of the single-use norm.

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