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December 21, 2023
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Corporate artificial intelligence platform Ubuntoo, which has partnered with companies like the Coca-Cola Company, Subway, and Target, reports that “emissions” and “plastic packaging” were the most searched environmental questions of 2023.
Energy came in third place, with users inputting searches around the transition and adoption of clean energy systems.
Climate, biodiversity, and agriculture each followed as key topics for users of the platform.
Launched last month, Ubuntoo is a first-of-its-kind AI system for environmental practitioners.
The platform draws on an expert database developed for over five years that provides users with curated solutions and intelligence, setting it apart from other large-language AI platforms.
Former vice presidents at Coca-Cola Peter Schelstraete and Venkatesh Kini are behind the engine, which offers action-based solutions on a wide variety of topics including plastic reduction, recycling, energy transition, food & agriculture, and supply chain efficiencies.
“Are there biodegradable coatings for waterproofing?” and “What are two ways to drive down emissions at a skincare company?” are two example questions put to the AI platform since launching earlier this year.
The Clorox Company partnered with Ubuntoo to meet its sustainability targets that include reducing virgin plastic and fibre packaging by 50% and cutting emissions in half by 2030.
Ubuntoo provided solutions for reusable, refillable, and sustainable packaging materials to meet the company’s needs.
Clorox is now 85% of the way to achieving its goal of 100% recyclable, reusable, or compostable packaging by 2025.
The brand owner has also been able to reduce emissions by 50% by 2023 and was recognized as the “Most Sustainable US Company” in 2023 by Barron.
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Senior Technical Editor, Packaging Digest and PlasticsToday
Rick Lingle is Senior Technical Editor, Packaging Digest and PlasticsToday. He’s been a packaging media journalist since 1985 specializing in food, beverage and plastic markets. He has a chemistry degree from Clarke College and has worked in food industry R&D for Standard Brands/Nabisco and the R.T. French Co. Reach him at [email protected] or 630-481-1426.
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