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Rethinking Ownership: Making the Shift from Consumer to User
Rethinking Ownership: Making the Shift from Consumer to User

7 years ago - The way the majority of the world’s economy works is ‘linear’. We take materials out of the earth, make them into marketable goods that we consume, and dispose of the goods when we’re done with them. It’s a system that accelerated since the onset of the Industrial Revolution, when there was an abundance of cheap and easily accessible natural resources. Mass production made a lot of sense at the time and has since arguably raised our standards of living exponentially.

Al Gore, Pharrell Williams Talk Climate Change at WEF Annual Meeting
Al Gore, Pharrell Williams Talk Climate Change at WEF Annual Meeting

9 years ago - World leaders, activists and celebrities have descended on Davos, Switzerland this week to discuss everything from Ebola to climate change and the future shape of the world economy at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting 2015.

#SB14London Mnemonic #2: 10 Insights from the Final Morning
#SB14London Mnemonic #2: 10 Insights from the Final Morning

9 years ago - And the third morning of SB London picked up where the second one ended.

Tarkett to Acquire Desso
Tarkett to Acquire Desso

9 years ago - Tarkett, a global leader in flooring and sports surfaces solutions, has reached an agreement in principle with Bencis Capital Partners and minority investors to acquire 100% of Netherlands-based Desso, producer of high-end and Cradle to Cradle Certified carpet flooring for the commercial, consumer and sports markets throughout Europe.“The acquisition of Desso will enable Tarkett to accelerate its profitable growth strategy by targeting the European market of added value carpet for commercial and residential use, as well as innovative sports surfaces.

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Waste to Wear: The Pathway to a Global Circular Economy
Waste to Wear: The Pathway to a Global Circular Economy

9 years ago - With global fiber consumption expected to reach 96.4 million tons by 2020, it has become apparent that a linear economy where we produce, consume and dispose of products after a one-time use is not sustainable. Through Aquafil’s various collaborations with carpet and apparel industries, we’ve noticed an increased trend towards the use of sustainable materials and fabrics in product manufacturing. Companies that are looking to move beyond recycled post-consumer waste are starting to shift towards suppliers that are taking a unique but sustainable approach to production, such as the implementation of closed-loop manufacturing systems.

Sustainia Highlights Circular Economy, Supply Chain, Analytics Solutions in This Year’s Sustainia100
Sustainia Highlights Circular Economy, Supply Chain, Analytics Solutions in This Year’s Sustainia100

9 years ago - An ethical smartphone, air-cleaning carpets and carbon-negative plastic are three of 100 game-changing innovations selected by Scandinavian think tank Sustainia as its top sustainability solutions for the year. Sustainia100 is an annual guide to Sustainia’s picks for 100 projects, initiatives and technologies at the forefront of sustainable innovation from around the world that gives investors, business leaders, policy makers and consumers insights into promising solutions within their respective fields. This year, Sustainia’s research team and advisory board screened a pool of 900+ nominated solutions from which the final 100 solutions were selected.

#SB14sd Day 2: Brands, NGOs Acknowledge Challenges, Explore Catalysts for Systemic Change
#SB14sd Day 2: Brands, NGOs Acknowledge Challenges, Explore Catalysts for Systemic Change

9 years ago - After a rousing morning of plenary presentations, the spirit of authenticity, transparency and “reimagining partnership” continued into the afternoon Tuesday as dozens of brands and NGOs discussed strategies, limitations and creative solutions to a range of large-scale issues.

#SB14sd: C2C Product Innovation Institute Launches Report Showcasing 10 Companies Showing Us the Way Forward
#SB14sd: C2C Product Innovation Institute Launches Report Showcasing 10 Companies Showing Us the Way Forward

9 years ago - Today, our impact on the world is at a crossroads. Our planet has 7 billion people, and expected to be 9 billion by 2020. At Sustainable Brands, we are familiar with how a healthy and prosperous future can be achieved by working to innovate well-designed products with reusable and safe materials, and made without the need to deplete precious resources or energy. We are happy to share initial reports that illustrate how certain companies have proven responsible leadership. We can give consumers good choices.

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Desso Joins Healthy Seas Initiative
Desso Joins Healthy Seas Initiative

9 years ago - Desso, the global carpets, carpet tiles and sports pitches company, today announced its participation in 'Healthy Seas, a Journey from Waste to Wear,’ the multi-industry initiative aimed at removing marine waste, particularly fishing nets, for the purpose of creating healthier seas. Desso says it will turn the recycled marine litter into ECONYL® yarn for use in new carpets.