Stories About Circular Economy

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Nike’s Circular Design Workbook Offers Sustainable Guidelines for All Designers
Nike’s Circular Design Workbook Offers Sustainable Guidelines for All Designers

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The company says it hopes that the workbook helps to inspire considered choices that will reshape the future of product design around the world.

Evolving Plastic Packaging Strategies — Beyond the Straw
Evolving Plastic Packaging Strategies — Beyond the Straw

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - With rising demand for plastic, little recycled content and poor recycling rates, companies need to look carefully at their packaging strategies to ensure improvement of packaging design, recycling systems and consumer engagement in recycling.

Trending: Startups Fighting Food Waste Continue to Shape ‘Future of Snacking’
Trending: Startups Fighting Food Waste Continue to Shape ‘Future of Snacking’

WASTE NOT - Entrepreneurial innovators are still giving the big guys a run for their money — with new products and solutions making use of food waste or eliminating it completely — and also challenging each other to create winning new products with upcycled ingredients.

Biodegradable Seat Covers: Lenzing on the Latest in Circular Auto Parts
Biodegradable Seat Covers: Lenzing on the Latest in Circular Auto Parts

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Through a partnership with Swiss automaker Rinspeed, textile giant Lenzing is expanding into auto upholstery — and changing what it feels like to sit on wood.

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Good Scents: An Inside Look at Cradle to Cradle’s New Certified Fragrances
Good Scents: An Inside Look at Cradle to Cradle’s New Certified Fragrances

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - What do actress Michelle Pfeiffer; William McDonough, creator of the Cradle to Cradle® design framework and a pioneer of the circular economy movement; and perfume have in common? Likely nothing, until recently — when two newly launched products brought the certification into new territory.

Companies Laying Groundwork for Global Circular Economy
Companies Laying Groundwork for Global Circular Economy

PRESS RELEASE - Key Updates on the Progress toward Circular Business Models at SB’19 Detroit, June 3-6.

Beverage Giants, L’Oréal, Tupperware Continue Paving Way for Circular Plastics Economy
Beverage Giants, L’Oréal, Tupperware Continue Paving Way for Circular Plastics Economy

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Expanded collaborations aimed at scaling the use of the world’s first enzymatic plastic-recycling technology and introducing recycled polymers into durable storage ware.

Offset Your Coffee Habit with This Waste-Saving Soap
Offset Your Coffee Habit with This Waste-Saving Soap

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Coffee lovers that hate waste and enjoy feeling fresh, clean and exfoliated — listen up: Grounded Upcycling makes a simple bar of soap that checks all three boxes.

Changing Behavior, One Reused Item at a Time
Changing Behavior, One Reused Item at a Time

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - We are consuming more clothing, using it for nearly half as long and still filling up our Earth with unwanted and unused clothing and textiles. The existing solution we can utilize in our day-to-day lives and business practices is reuse.

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Hotel-Beverage Giant Project Makes Machu Picchu Pueblo First Zero-Waste City in Latin America
Hotel-Beverage Giant Project Makes Machu Picchu Pueblo First Zero-Waste City in Latin America

WASTE NOT - Having recently highlighted the importance and impacts of healthy ecosystems on tourism, as well as the role travel companies and their customers must play in preserving our global destinations, we love this story about two companies doing just that in Peru.

Chemical Recycling of Plastic: Waste No More?
Chemical Recycling of Plastic: Waste No More?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - When it comes to the circular economy transition, plastics recycling is as much of a challenge as an opportunity. Could chemical recycling make the plastics value chain more circular whilst providing a profitable new industry branch?

‘Round and ‘Round We Finally Go: Why I Believe We’ll Achieve a Circular Economy, Part 1
‘Round and ‘Round We Finally Go: Why I Believe We’ll Achieve a Circular Economy, Part 1

THE NEXT ECONOMY - While a growing number of industries are working to eliminate waste globally, two in particular — which happen to be two of the world’s biggest culprits where waste is concerned — also have me feeling particularly inspired.

Trending: Vodka, Nutrient-Dense Snacks Show Glimpse Into Circular Food Future
Trending: Vodka, Nutrient-Dense Snacks Show Glimpse Into Circular Food Future

WASTE NOT - “When you upcycle what’s already grown, you don’t need to grow more crops, occupy more land, consume more water. Repurposing byproducts, you can help to fight climate change; making protein affordable, you fight food insecurity for current and future generations.”

The Impact of Aluminum in a Circular Economy
The Impact of Aluminum in a Circular Economy

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Hydro's new products and processes will increase recycling of post-consumer scrap to 250,000 metric tons per year by 2020, reduce waste to landfill by 60%, and reduce water usage in water-stressed areas by 15%.

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HP Commits to 100% Circular, Carbon-Neutral, Forest-Positive Printing
HP Commits to 100% Circular, Carbon-Neutral, Forest-Positive Printing

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The tech giant shares vision for print sustainability with innovation that helps protect the world’s forests, reduces carbon emissions and uses more recycled materials.

Trending: UN, Circular Innovators Continue Mission to Slow Down Fashion
Trending: UN, Circular Innovators Continue Mission to Slow Down Fashion

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A handful of new initiatives, products and innovations continue the attack on fashion’s wasteful and environmentally and socially destructive practices from a variety of angles.

The Circular Economy: Reducing Ocean Plastics at the Source
The Circular Economy: Reducing Ocean Plastics at the Source

CORPORATE MEMBER UPDATE - While recycling is one way to ensure that plastics are saved from finding their way into the ocean, reducing our need for these plastics in the first place is the number one thing we can do to dramatically decrease the number of plastic products harming our oceans and marine wildlife.

Hilton Challenges Its Hospitality Teams to Step Up Soap Recycling
Hilton Challenges Its Hospitality Teams to Step Up Soap Recycling

WASTE NOT - Hilton is ramping up its soap-collecting efforts around the world, with a goal of recycling 1 million bars for Clean the World to distribute on Global Handwashing Day (October 15).

Trending: Taking the Carbon, Waste Out of eCommerce
Trending: Taking the Carbon, Waste Out of eCommerce

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Between Amazon and Etsy’s carbon-neutral ambitions, and more and more options for circular shipping containers, the millions of tons of emissions and waste generated by e-commerce could soon be a thing of the past.

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The Big Climate Issue We Need to Focus on in 2019: Textiles and Circularity
The Big Climate Issue We Need to Focus on in 2019: Textiles and Circularity

WASTE NOT - I want to encourage all of the stakeholders — brands and consumers — to work together to move the needle, as we look to mitigate fashion and textile waste impact over the next two decades.

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