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Closed-Loop Tech Aims to Change Textile Industry’s Water Use from ‘Waste2Fresh’
Closed-Loop Tech Aims to Change Textile Industry’s Water Use from ‘Waste2Fresh’

CLEANTECH - With textile manufacturing responsible for 20% of global water pollution, CPI and its closed-loop water-recycling system aim to revolutionize the industry’s exploitative methods for dyeing and manufacturing our clothes.

Unilever to Ditch Fossil Fuel-Based Ingredients for Computer-Designed Enzymes in Cleaning Products
Unilever to Ditch Fossil Fuel-Based Ingredients for Computer-Designed Enzymes in Cleaning Products

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - A partnership with biotech company Arzeda will see the companies computer designing new enzymes with superior benefits to help clean up the cleaning industry.

Q&A: Harnessing Energy, Fresh Thinking with the Next Generation of Innovators
Q&A: Harnessing Energy, Fresh Thinking with the Next Generation of Innovators

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - As climate- and waste-related issues continue to evolve, the next generation will create and deliver sustainable solutions that decision-makers haven’t yet dreamt of. That's why we must engage these rising leaders about the path to circularity and carbon neutrality.

L’Oréal, Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo, Suntory Unveil World’s First Enzymatically Recycled Bottles
L’Oréal, Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo, Suntory Unveil World’s First Enzymatically Recycled Bottles

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Food-grade sample bottles produced by a consortium of companies dedicated to the cause are using Carbios' breakthrough enzymatic recycling process.

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Preventing Toxic Pollution in a Pandemic: Retailers Report Progress Toward Safer Chemicals
Preventing Toxic Pollution in a Pandemic: Retailers Report Progress Toward Safer Chemicals

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The fifth annual 'Who's Minding the Store?' retailer report card shines a light on both market leaders and laggards in chemical safety. Grading retailers against one another motivates action to improve; and mobilizing public concern reminds companies that customers matter the most.

Co|Lab is a HITT: Innovative Facility Serves as Hub for R&D of Emerging Materials
Co|Lab is a HITT: Innovative Facility Serves as Hub for R&D of Emerging Materials

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - HITT Contracting’s demo facility was designed to highlight circular design; focus on healthy material selection; and meet the most rigorous, sustainable standards for the construction industry.

Bridging the Missing Link in Purposeful Business: How Women Are Addressing Sustainability, Equality
Bridging the Missing Link in Purposeful Business: How Women Are Addressing Sustainability, Equality

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Dow is committed to supporting women at every level of its business — so that, as doors open to the next generation of female leaders, so do new ideas for delivering sustainable solutions.

New C2C Certified Product Standard Pushes Companies Beyond Compliance, Toward Leadership
New C2C Certified Product Standard Pushes Companies Beyond Compliance, Toward Leadership

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - V4.0 of the newly released Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard is designed to meet companies wherever they are on their sustainability journey and help them set achievable milestones through actionable pathways as they work towards their ultimate goals.

Shaw Recognizes More Organizations Putting People at the Heart of Sustainability
Shaw Recognizes More Organizations Putting People at the Heart of Sustainability

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - The nine organizations selected for this year’s sustain[HUMAN]ability® Leadership Recognition Program have displayed tremendous effort and progress to support the wellbeing of people and the planet amid the unprecedented challenges of 2020.

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LanzaTech’s Carbon-Negative Ethanol to Help Coty Pioneer Sustainable Fragrance Production
LanzaTech’s Carbon-Negative Ethanol to Help Coty Pioneer Sustainable Fragrance Production

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - A new partnership will see fragrance giant Coty incorporating LanzaTech’s upcycled, CarbonSmart ethanol, sourced from carbon capture, into its manufacturing process — with the goal of using it in the majority of its fragrance portfolio by 2023.

Beautycounter, HP, Humanscale, Naturepedic Report Progress on Managing Chemical Footprints
Beautycounter, HP, Humanscale, Naturepedic Report Progress on Managing Chemical Footprints

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - 33 companies participated in the 5th Annual Chemical Footprint Project survey. For the first time, seven companies scored over 80% of possible points.

The Shift from Sustainable to Regenerative Design
The Shift from Sustainable to Regenerative Design

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The language and terms we use influence our approach to the problems we face. Switching from sustainable to regenerative design enables us to more easily leave behind strategies that are no longer equal to the challenges we face.

No Compromises: How Eastman’s Naia™ Renew Is Transforming the Fashion Industry
No Compromises: How Eastman’s Naia™ Renew Is Transforming the Fashion Industry

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Here, Shaw’s Kellie Ballew and Eastman’s Ruth Farrell discuss the opportunities created by Eastman’s Naia™ Renew textile, and the need to show the market that sustainability and circularity can be achieved without compromise.

Sustainability and Healthcare: Transformational Work During a Global Pandemic
Sustainability and Healthcare: Transformational Work During a Global Pandemic

COLLABORATION - Shaw is spotlighting organizations making a positive impact through initiatives that support the wellbeing of people and the planet. Here, we discuss a new sustainability initiative led by three of the most influential organizations working to transform health care: Health Care Without Harm, Practice Greenhealth and Greenhealth Exchange.

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New Calculator Helps Beauty Formulators Assess Health of Products
New Calculator Helps Beauty Formulators Assess Health of Products

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The chemical giant’s 1,4-Dioxane Online Calculator allows beauty and cosmetic formulators to reassess product formulas when necessary, and helps them navigate regulation for continued success.

Q&A: Embedding Diversity, Inclusion Into the World’s Largest Chemical Company
Q&A: Embedding Diversity, Inclusion Into the World’s Largest Chemical Company

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - BASF has been recognized as a leader for its work to become a diverse and inclusive workplace, but Peter Eckes — BASF’s President of Global Bioscience — recognizes that much work remains to be done.

CVS, Target Working to ‘Skip the Slip’ with Digital, Non-Toxic Receipt Options
CVS, Target Working to ‘Skip the Slip’ with Digital, Non-Toxic Receipt Options

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Green America’s new ‘Skip the Slip’ report tracks the progress on receipt practices of 35 major companies. The retailers’ switch reflects growing consumer demand for digital options and non-toxic, recyclable receipt paper.

The Future of Fashion Is in Biomaterials and Circularity
The Future of Fashion Is in Biomaterials and Circularity

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The circular economy is here to stay — and no industry is better positioned to take on this challenge than fashion. The designers, innovators and business people in this industry are starting a revolution that ensures doing good never goes out of style. 

BASF to Release Carbon Footprint Data for Its 45K Products
BASF to Release Carbon Footprint Data for Its 45K Products

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The chemical giant has been a leader in innovative approaches to quantifying the impacts of its diverse product portfolio.

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Trending: Returnity, Venetian Resort Working to Cut Out COVID Waste
Trending: Returnity, Venetian Resort Working to Cut Out COVID Waste

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Surgical mask upcycling and antimicrobial, reusable packaging solutions are some of the latest initiatives aiming to clean up some of our COVID-fueled, plastic-covered mess.

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