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The Zero-Waste Movement Is Taking Hold in the Restaurant Sector
The Zero-Waste Movement Is Taking Hold in the Restaurant Sector

WASTE NOT - For a growing number of restaurant operators and diners, our throwaway culture is no longer acceptable. The growing landscape of zero-waste dining and zero-waste restaurant logistics is cause for optimism that a low-waste restaurant industry is achievable. 

Trending: Scalable, Circular Solutions Promise to Revolutionize Plastic Packaging
Trending: Scalable, Circular Solutions Promise to Revolutionize Plastic Packaging

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - New innovations from Nature Valley and the winners of Closed Loop Partners’ Beyond the Bag challenge continue to chip away at consumer packaging waste.

New Plastic Credit Market Calls for Brands to Play a Key Role — Here's How
New Plastic Credit Market Calls for Brands to Play a Key Role — Here's How

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Plastic credits are poised to generate the momentum necessary to launch a circular plastic economy and give brands the opportunity to act. In order for brands to take action, they will need to follow these four priorities …

Latin America, Caribbean Embrace Transition to Circular Economy
Latin America, Caribbean Embrace Transition to Circular Economy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A regional coalition, led by UNEP, will support access to financing by the public and private sector, with special emphasis on SMEs — to foster innovation and the implementation of specific projects in the region.

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S’well’s New Sustainability-as-a-Service Platform Riding GroundS’well of Demand for Circular Products
S’well’s New Sustainability-as-a-Service Platform Riding GroundS’well of Demand for Circular Products

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Best known for its fashionable reusable bottles and hydration accessories, S’well recently launched GroundS’well — a sustainability-as-a-service platform that aims to help brands improve consumer habits while decreasing single-use plastic waste.

The Role of Renewable Natural Gas in the Decarbonization of Our Economy
The Role of Renewable Natural Gas in the Decarbonization of Our Economy

CLEANTECH - The potential of renewable natural gas in the decarbonization landscape is examined in this Q&A with Johannes Escudero, CEO and ED of the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition).

AZEK Cracks Recycling Code for Post-Consumer PVC Building Materials
AZEK Cracks Recycling Code for Post-Consumer PVC Building Materials

WASTE NOT - Many plastic-based building materials that could be recycled aren’t, because most companies haven’t yet figured out how. The AZEK Company cracked this code, and diverted nearly 300 million pounds of waste from landfills in 2019.

The Creative Collision of Circular Economy and Supply Chain in the Built Environment
The Creative Collision of Circular Economy and Supply Chain in the Built Environment

SUPPLY CHAIN - The intersection of circular practices and supply chain in the built environment will be a ripe area for innovation as companies look to their real estate portfolios for opportunities to meet their ambitious sustainability commitments by 2030.

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.

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New PANGAIA Partnership Aims to Scale Industry Adoption of Sustainable Synthetic Textiles
New PANGAIA Partnership Aims to Scale Industry Adoption of Sustainable Synthetic Textiles

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - With an investment in Kintra Fibers, a material science company that makes 100% bio-based and compostable yarns, PANGAIA aims to raise industry standards for synthetic materials.

New Farm Powered Strategic Alliance Highlights Circular Solution to Food Waste, GHG Reduction
New Farm Powered Strategic Alliance Highlights Circular Solution to Food Waste, GHG Reduction

CLEANTECH - Unilever, Starbucks and Dairy Farmers of America have joined the historic alliance, which calls on the food industry to embrace the simple, circular relationship between food waste and its potential to reduce greenhouse gases.

New Guidelines, 2020 Brand Audit Aim to Finally Move the Needle on Corporate Plastic Stewardship
New Guidelines, 2020 Brand Audit Aim to Finally Move the Needle on Corporate Plastic Stewardship

WASTE NOT - Since scientists first raised the alarm about plastic pollution in the environment, brands have been slow to respond. Will the 2020 Brand Audit and new plastic-stewardship guidelines help accelerate an overdue shift away from single-use plastic?

Bid Adieu to This Dumpster Fire of a Year! The 2020 SB Holiday Gift Guide
Bid Adieu to This Dumpster Fire of a Year! The 2020 SB Holiday Gift Guide

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - No offense, 2020 — but it is high time we put you to bed and look toward the future. After the year we’ve had, we all deserve a little pampering — and so do the makers of these thoughtful, ethically made products …

Brewed Responsibly: How Smart Craft Brewers Are Cleaning Up Our Favorite Beverage
Brewed Responsibly: How Smart Craft Brewers Are Cleaning Up Our Favorite Beverage

WASTE NOT - The immediate future offers a financial challenge for most brewers and distributors; but everyone from craft brewers to large factories can increase sustainability and protect their bottom lines through process efficiencies, more nimble supply chains and smart recycling solutions.

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Trending: H&M, Houdini Eliminating More Waste from Fashion
Trending: H&M, Houdini Eliminating More Waste from Fashion

WASTE NOT - H&M’s latest collection includes garments made from recycled metals; circular, bio-based fabrics and food waste; while Houdini Sportswear has open-sourced the design of its Mono Air Houdi, to guide the industry toward further circularity.

How Your Company Can Enact the #1 Solution for Combating Climate Change
How Your Company Can Enact the #1 Solution for Combating Climate Change

WASTE NOT - Consumers are increasingly aware of food waste, and its impact on food access and on climate change. Those businesses that commit to responsible food-waste recycling can turn a problem into a point of pride, customer loyalty and cost reduction.

Regenerative Design: Beyond Sustainability Toward Circularity in the Built Environment
Regenerative Design: Beyond Sustainability Toward Circularity in the Built Environment

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - In order to achieve 2030 sustainability goals, company leaders must think beyond "sustainability," and challenge built environment teams to strive for net-positive impacts, net-zero energy and zero waste.

Repurposing Farm-Based Food Waste Provides Pathway to a Healthier Planet
Repurposing Farm-Based Food Waste Provides Pathway to a Healthier Planet

WASTE NOT - Food waste handling presents itself as either a generator of deadly greenhouse gases — or a tool for immediate decarbonization of the food cycle, and an increase in the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices.

Designing for Circularity Turns Fashion Waste into a Viable Resource
Designing for Circularity Turns Fashion Waste into a Viable Resource

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - As we continue to weather a pandemic, and the industry and brands rethink longer-term existential strategies, we face a rare opportunity for change — to future-proof the entire fashion industry for the long run.

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More and More of Us Are Driving a Circular Economy in Our Own Homes
More and More of Us Are Driving a Circular Economy in Our Own Homes

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Electronic waste is the world’s fastest-growing domestic waste stream. But 100,000 tonnes of e-waste could be avoided, if we fixed just 10% of perfectly repairable appliances. The appetite for repair is growing and I believe this approach is here to stay.

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