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As EMF Calls for New Textiles Economy, H&M Clothing Powers Swedish Incinerators
As EMF Calls for New Textiles Economy, H&M Clothing Powers Swedish Incinerators

5 years ago - Sweden is a leader in waste-to-energy generation and earlier this year, the country began powering its incineration plants with trash purchased from neighboring countries. With less than one percent of Swedish household waste sent to landfill since 2011, the country needed to look outside its borders to keep its incineration plants going. Now, news has emerged that some of this waste is discarded clothing from fast fashion giant H&M.

150 Companies, NGOs Call for Global Ban on Oxo-Degradable Plastic Packaging
150 Companies, NGOs Call for Global Ban on Oxo-Degradable Plastic Packaging

5 years ago - The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy initiative has published a statement calling for a ban on oxo-degradable plastic packaging, as evidence emerges linking the material to the mounting microplastics problem.

CPG Giants Reaffirm Commitment to New Plastics Economy, Pledge $150M for Plastic-Free Oceans
CPG Giants Reaffirm Commitment to New Plastics Economy, Pledge $150M for Plastic-Free Oceans

5 years ago - With 8 million tonnes of plastic entering the ocean each year, we urgently need to change the way we make and use plastics, so that they don’t become waste in the first place. A host of announcements from major CPG companies and NGOs today from the Our Ocean 2017 conference in Malta signal the ongoing momentum behind the issue.

Trending: Cross-Industry Collaboration, Existing Tools Accelerating Circular Economy
Trending: Cross-Industry Collaboration, Existing Tools Accelerating Circular Economy

5 years ago - The unveiling of new research across industries has revealed that existing tools and collaborative research could hold the key to driving forward the shift to a more circular economy.

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Trending: Pro-Ocean Orgs Use YouTube, Video Games, Fashion to Educate Consumers About Marine Plastics
Trending: Pro-Ocean Orgs Use YouTube, Video Games, Fashion to Educate Consumers About Marine Plastics

5 years ago - Eight million tons of plastic trash find their way into the world’s oceans every year. If this trend continues, there could be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050 according to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Considerable action is required to avoid this fate, but more and more organizations are beginning to step up to the plate. Creative campaigns that seek to engage consumers through multi-media and innovative products are proving to be an effective way to reach and educate wide audiences quickly, accelerating the uptake of behaviors and actions that could spur meaningful change.

Trending: INTESA Sanpaolo, LAUNCH Open New Doors for Disruptive Circular Tech
Trending: INTESA Sanpaolo, LAUNCH Open New Doors for Disruptive Circular Tech

5 years ago - There’s no stopping the circular economy. Both the public and private sector continue to drive circular innovation towards the mainstream, offering new opportunities for budding disruptive businesses to gain exposure and scale up operations. Italian banking group INTESA Sanpaolo hosted its 101st Start Up Initiative, in partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in London last week, providing budding circular innovators with the opportunity to present their ideas on a global stage.

Experts from EMF, GreenBlue, Recycling Partnership Ponder Principles of Sustainable Packaging
Experts from EMF, GreenBlue, Recycling Partnership Ponder Principles of Sustainable Packaging

5 years ago - What does it take to achieve the perfect sustainable packaging? This Monday morning workshop offered insights into the question. It’s harder than one might assume. Competing interests between corporations and municipalities, and added complexities given the unique nature of their stakeholders for both businesses and governments, adds to the challenge.

PepsiCo joins New Plastics Economy Initiative as Core Partner
PepsiCo joins New Plastics Economy Initiative as Core Partner

5 years ago - PepsiCo has joined the New Plastics Economy initiative as a Core Partner, signaling the global food and beverage company's continued commitment to reduce packaging waste. Led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the New Plastics Economy is bringing together industry, government, NGOs, scientists, students and citizens to build a more sustainable global plastics value chain.

Trending: Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Corona Roll Out New Partnerships to Keep Oceans Plastic-Free
Trending: Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Corona Roll Out New Partnerships to Keep Oceans Plastic-Free

5 years ago - The problem of marine plastics continues to be a top priority across the globe, spurring even more businesses and organizations to dig in their heels and find create new solutions to the growing issue. Continuing its efforts to keep plastics out of the ocean, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has teamed up with The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit to launch a $2 million New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize.

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Unilever Unveils New Plastic Sachet Recycling Technology
Unilever Unveils New Plastic Sachet Recycling Technology

5 years ago - Consumer goods giant Unilever has unveiled new technology that enables plastic sachets to be recycled. The technology has been developed in partnership with the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in Germany. The process, known as CreaSolv, was inspired by a method used to recycle old television sets, whereby brominated flame-retardants were separated from WEEE polymers. Through this method, plastic is recovered from the sachet and reused in the manufacture of new sachets. Unilever says that it will make the technology open source so that other members of the industry can help to scale up its use.

Ellen MacArthur, H&M, Nike Challenge Take-Make-Dispose Model with New Circular Fibres Initiative
Ellen MacArthur, H&M, Nike Challenge Take-Make-Dispose Model with New Circular Fibres Initiative

5 years ago - The Ellen MacArthur Foundation continues to drive forward the circular economy agenda with the launch of a new initiative that brings together key industry stakeholders, including C&A Foundation, H&M, Nike Inc,

McDonough Innovation’s Fashion for Good Is Redefining How We Design, Make, Reuse Fashion
McDonough Innovation’s Fashion for Good Is Redefining How We Design, Make, Reuse Fashion

5 years ago - The apparel and textile industries have long struggled with environmental and social impacts and the rise of fast fashion has only aggravated the problem, with its unsustainable business model that is based on an unrealistic trajectory of growth. But with the launch of Fashion for Good, McDonough Innovation is hoping to change all of that.

Trending: Dell Releases Ocean Plastic Packaging as New Plastics Economy Takes Shape
Trending: Dell Releases Ocean Plastic Packaging as New Plastics Economy Takes Shape

5 years ago - Plastics are an important part of the global economy and have many practical applications for everyday life, but their indisputable benefits are countered by their environmental drawbacks — especially in terms of ocean pollution. Recognizing the seriousness of the problem, more and more companies are finding new and innovative ways to tackle plastic pollution both at the source and at end-of-life.

Danone Joins Ellen MacArthur Foundation as Ninth Global Partner
Danone Joins Ellen MacArthur Foundation as Ninth Global Partner

5 years ago - We are delighted to announce that global food company, Danone, has become the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's ninth Global Partner, embarking on a three-year partnership to further embed circular economy principles both inside and outside the organisation. The move marks an important step in Danone’s ambition to produce quality products that preserve natural resource cycles, while also enabling future growth for the business. Through this partnership, Danone’s teams will work with the Foundation to generate widespread understanding of the circular economy and to drive behavioral change in an effort to transition its brands toward a circular economy.

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Europe Could Open Up €320 Billion by Scaling a Circular Economy
Europe Could Open Up €320 Billion by Scaling a Circular Economy

5 years ago - The business case for sustainability, particularly the circular economy, is a strong one, and more and more researching is backing it up. A recent report by the Business & Sustainable Development Commission pointed to sustainable business models as the key to unlocking trillions of dollars in economic opportunities, and WRAP revealed that brands across the UK saved over £100 million simply by reducing food waste.

Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Unilever Set to 'Catalysing Action' on New Plastics Economy
Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Unilever Set to 'Catalysing Action' on New Plastics Economy

5 years ago - Due to their functional properties and low cost, plastics have become an integral part of our global economy and have seen their production increase twenty-fold over the past half-century. Despite their indisputable benefits, plastics have significant economic and environmental drawbacks. By 2050, it is estimated there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans. These negative impacts are sources of concern for business and government, who are recognizing the need to rethink the global plastic system.

Circular Economy Gains Steam in US Thanks to DOE's REMADE Project, Emerging Innovators
Circular Economy Gains Steam in US Thanks to DOE's REMADE Project, Emerging Innovators

5 years ago - Two recent bits of news from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) point to continued groundwork being laid toward a circular economy in the U.S. and beyond.

Indian Chemical Firm Makes Carbon Capture Breakthrough Turning CO2 into Baking Soda
Indian Chemical Firm Makes Carbon Capture Breakthrough Turning CO2 into Baking Soda

5 years ago - Whether it be turning food scraps into cold-pressed juices or transforming PET waste into raw materials or converting beer waste water into batteries — just a few of the latest examples of the circular economy at work — companies are increasingly finding unique ways to transform and repurpose their waste, byproducts and emissions.

30 New EU Life+ Pilot Projects Make Convincing Case for Circular Business Models
30 New EU Life+ Pilot Projects Make Convincing Case for Circular Business Models

5 years ago - A recent report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and a number of new initiatives sweeping Europe have highlighted the convincing business case for companies to adopt circular principles into their business models. The latest development on the path to a circular economy? A new project across the UK and the Netherlands called REBus.

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Hospitals Share Successes, Challenges from Pilot Healthcare Plastics Recycling Program
Hospitals Share Successes, Challenges from Pilot Healthcare Plastics Recycling Program

5 years ago - On Monday, the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) announced the completion of a multi-hospital plastics recycling project in Chicago, collaborating with the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS). Focused on non-infectious plastic packaging and products collected from clinical areas of the hospitals, the project sought to demonstrate a viable business model for recycling healthcare plastics on a regional level.

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