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HP, IKEA Join Group Developing Global Supply Chain for Ocean-Bound Plastics
HP, IKEA Join Group Developing Global Supply Chain for Ocean-Bound Plastics

3 months ago - Today, NextWave Plastics — a collaborative, open-source initiative convening leading technology and consumer-focused companies to develop the first global network of ocean-bound plastics supply chains — announced that HP Inc. and IKEA are joining its global consortium. The addition of HP and IKEA marks 10 companies collaborating to “turn off the tap” of plastic entering the ocean.

Food for Thought: How Brands, Farmers, Entrepreneurs Are Reshaping Food and Ag
Food for Thought: How Brands, Farmers, Entrepreneurs Are Reshaping Food and Ag

7 months ago - Last week, over 2,000 representatives from our global community of sustainability practitioners, brand strategists, product and service innovators, thought leaders and other change-makers converged at SB’18 Vancouver to share their latest insights on a multitude of themes pertinent to all of those committed to improving business around the world. Here, we dig into the supply chains, test kitchens, labels and apps behind good food. What’s on your label? How marketing affects food & farming By Marissa Rosen

Trending: Single-Use Plastics Continue to be Tossed – By Brands, Nations Imposing Bans
Trending: Single-Use Plastics Continue to be Tossed – By Brands, Nations Imposing Bans

7 months ago - It’s a tough time to be a plastic straw producer. Over the past few months, it seems the message has broken through that plastic straws are harmful to the environment – and marine life in particular – that phase outs and bans are warranted.

Something > Nothing: The Importance of a Circular Feedback Loop
Something > Nothing: The Importance of a Circular Feedback Loop

8 months ago - “All I really need is the word to be brought up.” “If they aren’t talking about it, then it can’t be important to them.” At WAP Sustainability, we work with manufacturers and brands to help them meet customers’ expectations on sustainability, many of which receive requests through The Sustainability Consortium (TSC).

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Report: Unilever, Tesla, Nestlé Among Biggest Corporate Advocates for Climate Policy
Report: Unilever, Tesla, Nestlé Among Biggest Corporate Advocates for Climate Policy

9 months ago - Companies including Apple, Google and IKEA earned top spots in a new ranking of the top 20 business leaders calling for more ambitious climate policy across the globe. To make the A-List of Climate Policy Engagement, companies must showcase sectoral leadership, be vocal in calling for ambitious policies and align these calls with their own strategic activities.

IKEA Test Kitchen Creating Neatballs, Bug Burgers, More ‘Fast Food of the Future’
IKEA Test Kitchen Creating Neatballs, Bug Burgers, More ‘Fast Food of the Future’

10 months ago - IKEA’s test kitchen, SPACE10, has been developing dishes with alternative ingredients such as insects, algae, and lab-grown meat. The chef-in-residence and their team reimagined several of IKEA’s classic menu items into healthier, more sustainable, yet still delicious dishes. They may not be available at IKEA retailers anytime soon, but they may be the fast food of the future!

UK Retail Giants Team Up to Deliver on SDGs
UK Retail Giants Team Up to Deliver on SDGs

10 months ago - Over 25 major UK retailers — including Asda, The Co-operative, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury’s — have signed up to a series of commitments to tackle some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges

2018 Circulars Honors 7 Innovators Accelerating a Waste-Free Future
2018 Circulars Honors 7 Innovators Accelerating a Waste-Free Future

11 months ago - At the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, WEF, the Forum of Young Global Leaders and Accenture revealed the winners of the 2018 Circulars. The awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made notable contributions to the circular economy. The fourth annual awards ceremony showcased advances from the private and public sectors that drive innovation and growth while reducing dependence on scarce natural resources.

2018 Circulars Nominate 43 Changemakers Paving the Path to a Circular Future
2018 Circulars Nominate 43 Changemakers Paving the Path to a Circular Future

1 year ago - 2017 was a big year for the circular economy, with innovative new products, initiatives and tech tools popping up almost daily, and making it easier than every for corporates and consumers alike to engage in circularity. An initiative of the World Economic Forum and the Forum of Young Global Leaders, The Circulars are awarded to individuals, companies (from startups to multinationals) and public and social organizations in recognition for their contributions to the circular economy. This year, 43 innovators have been nominated for pushing the circular agenda forward and paving the way for others in their field.

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23 Companies Sign Manifesto to Halt Destruction of Brazilian Cerrado
23 Companies Sign Manifesto to Halt Destruction of Brazilian Cerrado

1 year ago - Soy and beef production have played significant roles in the exploitation of the Amazonian rainforest, but the rollout of regulations to protect these precious natural resources have had unexpected consequences, driving these activities into regions that have largely been left untouched, such as Brazil’s Cerrado, a vast tropical savanna ecoregion of 2 million square kilometers.

Apparel, Textile Industry Giants Unite Around SDGs at 2017 Textile Sustainability Conference
Apparel, Textile Industry Giants Unite Around SDGs at 2017 Textile Sustainability Conference

1 year ago - Big news has been rolling out of the Textile Exchange 2017 Textile Sustainability Conference near Washington, D.C. this week, providing evidence of the major paradigm shift taking place in the apparel and textile industry. Centered around the theme, “United by Action: Catalyzing the Sustainable Development Goals in Textiles,” this year’s conference sees more than 500 textile and apparel leaders come together to discuss the most important sustainability issues facing the industry and developing a roadmap to 2030.

HP, IKEA, Unilever Among First to Commit to All-Electric Fleets by 2030
HP, IKEA, Unilever Among First to Commit to All-Electric Fleets by 2030

1 year ago - During Climate Week NYC, international nonprofit The Climate Group, a member of the We Mean Business coalition of nonprofits working with global businesses to take action on climate change, announced the launch of a new business campaign designed to fast-track the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) and infrastructure.

Cleaner Freight: Boost Sustainability at Every Level of the Supply Chain
Cleaner Freight: Boost Sustainability at Every Level of the Supply Chain

1 year ago - From fields to factories, companies are making considerable strides incorporating sustainable strategies across individual stages in their supply chain. But a key part of the supply chain that often gets overlooked is how goods are getting from point A to point B. It might seem obvious to focus on warehouses or office spaces, but because freight acts as the connective tissue between each of these stationary points in the supply chain, ‘greening’ your freight moves may just be the biggest sustainability secret hidden in plain sight.

IKEA Bootcamp Giving US Startups 'Head Start' Into Incubator Program
IKEA Bootcamp Giving US Startups 'Head Start' Into Incubator Program

1 year ago - Late last month, IKEA and entrepreneurial cooperative Rainmaking announced the launch of a new startup accelerator, IKEA Bootcamp, which will run from September 18 until December 8, 2017. The program will see startups create solutions for three challenges outlined by IKEA: creating products that are affordable, accessible and have positive impact on both people and planet.

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6 Months In, IKEA's 'Food Is Precious' Initiative Has Prevented Over $980K Worth of Food Waste
6 Months In, IKEA's 'Food Is Precious' Initiative Has Prevented Over $980K Worth of Food Waste

1 year ago - IKEA has been making considerable progress towards its sustainability goals by embracing disruptive design and investing in sustainable materials. While the Swedish retailer has largely focused its environmental efforts on its home goods portfolio, the brand is now turning its attentions to tackling food waste.

Sustainability Leaders Daunted, But Willing to Work Together to Help Build ‘The Good Life’
Sustainability Leaders Daunted, But Willing to Work Together to Help Build ‘The Good Life’

1 year ago - This blog is part of the GlobeScan-SustainAbility Leaders Survey 20th anniversary project being conducted by GlobeScan and SustainAbility in partnership with Interface.

Trending: Stella McCartney, IKEA Find New Uses for Garbage, Plastic Bags
Trending: Stella McCartney, IKEA Find New Uses for Garbage, Plastic Bags

1 year ago - Brands continue to uncover new ways to transform waste into valuable materials, providing critical solutions for pressing problems such as ocean plastics. Stella McCartney is the latest label to team up with Parley for the Oceans in an effort to keep plastics out of the world’s oceans. The designer, who previously designed a sneaker for adidas in partnership with Parley, intends to use the nonprofit’s recycled plastic yarn in lieu of woven or recycled polyester in her line of shoes, accessories and outerwear.

IKEA, Rainmaking Launch New Startup Accelerator Bootcamp
IKEA, Rainmaking Launch New Startup Accelerator Bootcamp

1 year ago - Startup accelerators designed to bolster support for the low-carbon transition seem to be popping up almost daily — within the last two months alone, H&M, Levi Strauss, Plug & Play, Target and even the

Trending: New Tech Breakthroughs Design Impacts Out of Everyday Products
Trending: New Tech Breakthroughs Design Impacts Out of Everyday Products

1 year ago - While recycling most certainly plays an important role in the shift to the development of a more circular, sustainable economy, it largely focuses on a product or material’s end of life. But recent initiatives and technological breakthroughs are helping more companies design impacts out of their products’ life cycles.

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As You Sow Urges Global Brands to Nix Polystyrene Foam Packaging
As You Sow Urges Global Brands to Nix Polystyrene Foam Packaging

1 year ago - Environmental and corporate social responsibility non-profit As You Sow has called upon four major US companies — Amazon, McDonald’s, Target and Walmart — to ditch polystyrene foam packaging from their operations. And they’re not the only ones: A new report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, endorsed by leaders of 15 global brands, has also called for globally replacing polystyrene.

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