Stories About Circular Economy

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New Film Highlights South Africa’s Unsung Plastic Waste Heroes
New Film Highlights South Africa’s Unsung Plastic Waste Heroes

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A new short documentary explores the lives and livelihoods of the young men indirectly serving the environment through recycling as a means of income.

Treasure8: The Systemic, Tech-Driven Solution to Food Waste
Treasure8: The Systemic, Tech-Driven Solution to Food Waste

WASTE NOT - The regenerative food tech company is on a mission to revolutionize how food is managed along supply chains, while also addressing the global challenges of food waste, nutrition and climate change.

Trending: Ratcheting Up to Sustainable Activewear, Inside and Out
Trending: Ratcheting Up to Sustainable Activewear, Inside and Out

THE NEXT ECONOMY - ALLIED Feather & Down relaunches its global supply chain education and traceability tool for outdoor brands and consumers, while Arc’Teryx goes circular with Rock Solid Used Gear.

Finnish R&D Project Aims to Make Business from Circular Textiles
Finnish R&D Project Aims to Make Business from Circular Textiles

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Telaketju, a Finnish network promoting sustainable recycling of textiles, shifts its focus from recycling to managing the whole value chain, extending textile lifespan and creating novel business models.

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Best Buy Now Helping Consumers Reduce CO2, Save Billions on Utilities, Recycle More
Best Buy Now Helping Consumers Reduce CO2, Save Billions on Utilities, Recycle More

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The electronics retailer will now help its customers save billions while reducing their emissions, as it works to further decrease its own — and now offers expanded recycling and repair services.

‘Good Stuff’ Pop-Up Brings Circular Economy to Life in Manhattan
‘Good Stuff’ Pop-Up Brings Circular Economy to Life in Manhattan

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Can frustration over a broken toaster and a balky vacuum, exacerbated by the sleeplessness that goes with mothering a newborn, catalyze the scaling up of a circular economy for consumer products?

PepsiCo’s Multi-Pronged ‘Recycling with Purpose’ Initiative Launches in Peru
PepsiCo’s Multi-Pronged ‘Recycling with Purpose’ Initiative Launches in Peru

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The PepsiCo Foundation’s US$2M grant to Ciudad Saludable will support recyclers and their organizations to become part of the recycling system within the country.

SB’19 Detroit: L’Oréal, TerraCycle Illustrate How Products Should Be Made, Packaged
SB’19 Detroit: L’Oréal, TerraCycle Illustrate How Products Should Be Made, Packaged

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The innovators behind Seed Phytonutrients and the Loop reusable packaging platform shared lessons learned, and the potential impacts these disruptive new approaches could hold for their respective industries.

AI, Biomaterials, Circularity: The A-B-Cs of a Flourishing Future
AI, Biomaterials, Circularity: The A-B-Cs of a Flourishing Future

THE NEXT ECONOMY - On Monday and Tuesday at SB’19 Detroit, dozens of encouraging stories and divergent strategies emerged from the growing roster of companies on a mission to improve some of our most common products and services.

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SB’19 Detroit: Brands Large and Small on Driving the Change They Wish to See in the World
SB’19 Detroit: Brands Large and Small on Driving the Change They Wish to See in the World

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - SB’19 Detroit was off to an engaging start this week, with powerhouses including Allbirds, Cisco, Eileen Fisher and Timberland comparing notes with rising craft brands and even Little Miss Flint on the most effective ways to continue to drive change toward a healthy, sustainable future.

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.

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