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Trending: Stella McCartney, C&A, WRAP Continue Pushing the Envelope on Sustainable Textiles
Trending: Stella McCartney, C&A, WRAP Continue Pushing the Envelope on Sustainable Textiles

2 years ago - Fashion is slowly shedding its negative rep as brands continue to embrace circular and forward-thinking practices that drive innovation and product durability. Only weeks after announcing a new partnership with Parley for the Oceans, luxury label Stella McCartney has made yet another push to keep the world’s oceans waste-free. The brand has revealed that its Autumn 2017 collection of Falabella GO bags will be made with yarn derived from converted ocean waste.

#BusinessCase: Report Finds 14:1 ROI for Companies That Reduce Food Waste
#BusinessCase: Report Finds 14:1 ROI for Companies That Reduce Food Waste

2 years ago - As has been much discussed here at Sustainable Brands, roughly a third of all food produced in the world is never eaten, which has tremendous economic, social and environmental consequences.

New Platform Enables Entire Food Value Chain to ‘Takestock,’ Redistribute Would-Be Waste
New Platform Enables Entire Food Value Chain to ‘Takestock,’ Redistribute Would-Be Waste

2 years ago - From 10kg of blueberries to 10-litre tubs of mayonnaise and handmade farmhouse cheese, surplus food is now up for grabs eBay-style, thanks to a new UK-based platform. Using the principles of the infamous auction site, Takestock applies the transaction to solving food waste. The online trading platform efficiently connects owners of surplus stock with buyers, rather than scrapping it.

Social & Labor Convergence Project Surpasses 100 Signatories
Social & Labor Convergence Project Surpasses 100 Signatories

2 years ago - The Social and Labor Convergence Project (SLCP) — an initiative led by the world’s leading manufacturers, brands, retailers, industry groups, intergovernmental organizations, service providers and civil society organizations — has secured more than 100 signatories in the year since it launched. The missions of the SLCP is to develop a common assessment framework and data collection system for the apparel, footwear and textile industry, dramatically increasing industry efficiency and reducing audit-related costs.

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Can We Really Cut Food Waste in Half?
Can We Really Cut Food Waste in Half?

2 years ago - It was disappointing to see recent figures from the United Kingdom showing that household food waste is on the rise again (although per capita waste is still roughly constant). The UK became a world leader in curbing food waste when, from 2007 to 2012, its households cut the amount of edible food they threw away by 21 percent. This was the result of a government-funded initiative that combined a consumer-facing campaign and a voluntary agreement involving major retailers and brands to help consumers reduce household food waste. But since 2012, progress has stalled, and it now looks as though waste might start going back up.

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

2 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.

WRAP Advises Electronics Shoppers to Keep Calm and Be 'SMART' This Black Friday
WRAP Advises Electronics Shoppers to Keep Calm and Be 'SMART' This Black Friday

2 years ago - As retailers and shoppers gear up for another “highly charged” Black Friday, UK anti-waste advocacy organization WRAP has provided a ‘SMART’ guide for buying electronic products. Each year the UK buys 1.4 million tonnes (or £21 billion worth) of electrical and electronic products; WRAP estimates that consumers discard a similar amount. The SMART guidelines are designed to help consumers keep calm, buy smarter, and avoid unnecessary waste of devices and their components.

WRAP Hopes New Industry Framework, Campaign Will Get Tonnes More Recycling in the Bin
WRAP Hopes New Industry Framework, Campaign Will Get Tonnes More Recycling in the Bin

3 years ago - The waste reduction experts at WRAP have brought together representatives from across the waste management sector to create an industry framework that could divert up to 11 million tonnes more recyclable material from disposal in England. Supported by the U.K.’s Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and DCLG, the ‘Framework for Greater Consistency in Household Recycling for England’ offers opportunities for businesses and local authorities to save money and avoid around 5 million tonnes of greenhouse gases.

€3.2M Behavior Change Campaign Aims to Reduce Food Waste, Boost Healthy Eating in London
€3.2M Behavior Change Campaign Aims to Reduce Food Waste, Boost Healthy Eating in London

3 years ago - Households in London toss an estimated 900,000 tonnes of food each year, of which 540,000 tonnes could have been eaten. Starting this month and set to run for three years, the latest initiative led by Resource London aims to reduce this avoidable food waste and increase awareness of more healthy and sustainable eating – all while saving Londoners up to £330 million.

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“Sport Infinity” Project Promises Zero Waste and Recyclability
“Sport Infinity” Project Promises Zero Waste and Recyclability

3 years ago - BASF is contributing its polymer expertise to the three-year WRAP Consortium project kicked off by the European Commission last year and aimed at developing high-performance sporting goods that can also be recycled. The “Sport Infinity” concept being pursued by cross-industry teams of companies is spearheaded by German sporting goods manufacturer Adidas and is focused in particular on applications in European football, or soccer, as the sport is known in the US.

Trending: Yet More Actions to Redistribute, Reduce, Recycle Food Waste in the UK
Trending: Yet More Actions to Redistribute, Reduce, Recycle Food Waste in the UK

3 years ago - Found to be the worst-performing European country in terms of food waste in a 2015 study, the United Kingdom (UK) certainly seems to be setting a new course.

First-Ever Global Standard Allows Countries, Companies to Measure Food Loss and Waste
First-Ever Global Standard Allows Countries, Companies to Measure Food Loss and Waste

3 years ago - A partnership of leading international public and private organizations launched the Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard at the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) 2016 Summit today in Copenhagen. The FLW Standard is the first-ever set of global definitions and reporting requirements for companies, countries and others to consistently and credibly measure, report on and manage food loss and waste. The standard comes as a growing number of governments, companies and other entities are making commitments to reduce food loss and waste.

WRAP Breaks Down Food Waste in UK Grocery Supply Chain, Finds Millions in Potential Savings
WRAP Breaks Down Food Waste in UK Grocery Supply Chain, Finds Millions in Potential Savings

3 years ago - The most in-depth examination of the grocery supply chain in the United Kingdom was released yesterday by the waste reduction experts at WRAP. The organization estimates that 1.9 million tonnes of food is wasted by UK grocery retailers and food manufacturers every year, and for the first time, broke down the overall avoidable food waste figures into manufacturing sub-sectors such as meat and dairy. According to the report, action to increase prevention of food waste could save businesses £300 million a year.

New Analysis Outlines Progress, Challenges, Next Steps for UK Recovered Plastics Market
New Analysis Outlines Progress, Challenges, Next Steps for UK Recovered Plastics Market

3 years ago - The latest data and in-depth information about UK plastics recycling and reprocessing has been released in an updated Plastics Market Situation Report from resource efficiency experts WRAP. The report includes detailed analysis of recovered plastic flows, prices and the sustainability of end markets, including the risks and opportunities. It reviews trends past and present, and updates on data reported by the organization since the previous Plastic Market Situation Report was published in 2011. The three key themes covered in the report:

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Trending: Could Healthy Vending Machines, Powdered Meals Be the Next Big Thing in Sustainable Food?
Trending: Could Healthy Vending Machines, Powdered Meals Be the Next Big Thing in Sustainable Food?

3 years ago - The future is uncertain — especially when it comes to food. As the need to transition to a more sustainable food system becomes apparent, many have speculated on what the future of food will hold. Will we consume crickets for protein, or stick with something more familiar, like drought-resistant beans and plant-based burgers?

Trending: While WRAP, Scottish Designers Tout Merits of ‘Durable’ Fashion, MANGO Has a Different Idea
Trending: While WRAP, Scottish Designers Tout Merits of ‘Durable’ Fashion, MANGO Has a Different Idea

3 years ago - Waste reduction charity WRAP’s new Clothing Durability Report reveals that extending the active life of clothing items by nine months could reduce carbon, waste and water footprints of clothing in the UK by 20 to 30 percent each and cut resource costs by £5 billion.

How WRAP Continues to Help Make the #BusinessCase for a Circular Economy
How WRAP Continues to Help Make the #BusinessCase for a Circular Economy

3 years ago - ‘If you can’t measure, you can’t manage’ - the first and golden rule of corporate improvement, and key to constructing a case for change. For the emerging practice of ‘circular economy,’ which represents a sea-change in the way we manage our physical resources, the quest for sound metrics is crucial – how do we know what good looks like?

Trending: UK Retailers Fighting Food Waste Through Investment, Redistribution
Trending: UK Retailers Fighting Food Waste Through Investment, Redistribution

3 years ago - The United Kingdom wastes more food than any other European country; a 2014 House of Lords report estimated 15 million tonnes of food per year are wasted in the UK, at a cost of £5 billion, and the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has estimated the average UK household with children spends £700 per year on food that could be eaten but is thrown away.

How Circularity Indicators, Partnerships Are Accelerating Adoption of Circular Business Models
How Circularity Indicators, Partnerships Are Accelerating Adoption of Circular Business Models

3 years ago - The concept of the circular economy has, at least over the last couple of years, evolved as somewhat of a holy grail for the sustainable business world. It offers the possibility of decoupling growth and resource consumption; a beacon of hope for companies currently grappling with the need to increase profit while reducing their overall footprints. Yet still many view it only as a promising aspect, somewhat confused as to how to transition standard business models from the linear to circular; how to measure these steps along the way, and what an end target might look like. Wednesday morning’s session at SB’15 London aimed to address some of these barriers.

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WRAP, Starbucks Dig Into How to Drive Business Model Transformation Inside a Company
WRAP, Starbucks Dig Into How to Drive Business Model Transformation Inside a Company

3 years ago - It was the job of Zöe Arden, director of think-tank SustainAbility, to kick-start the workshop sessions on Monday morning at SB ’15 London with a focus on how to drive business model transformation from inside a company. This workshop was a developed as a hotly requested follow-up to SustainAbility’s workshop last year at SB’14 London, focused on Business Model Innovations for Sustainability.

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