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BIER Guides Beverage Companies on Water Circularity
BIER Guides Beverage Companies on Water Circularity

WASTE NOT - The Guide provides easy-to-follow processes, as well as important considerations when pivoting focus from on-site techniques to off-site circularity endeavors.

Will Mill Be a Game-Changing Solution to Home Food Waste?
Will Mill Be a Game-Changing Solution to Home Food Waste?

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - The Mill system offers a practical, circular solution for reducing home food waste and the resulting, climate-changing greenhouse gases — with minimal effort on the part of users.

Trending: Reports Call for Fashion to End Its Wicked Ways
Trending: Reports Call for Fashion to End Its Wicked Ways

SUPPLY CHAIN - New reports by Zero Waste Europe and Planet Tracker slam the industry for piecemeal attempts at sustainability and circularity; where it fails to adopt more holistic approaches and take greater responsibility for environmental and social issues, investors must help move the needle.

Turning Plastic into Possibility: How Closing the Loop in Asia-Pacific Is Building Waste Infrastructure for the Future
Turning Plastic into Possibility: How Closing the Loop in Asia-Pacific Is Building Waste Infrastructure for the Future

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - The region continues to face waste challenges. But with the right solutions, Asia-Pacific has a huge opportunity to turn the tide — finding more value in post-consumer plastic and closing the loop on waste.

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Moving Toward a Circular Economy for Packaging
Moving Toward a Circular Economy for Packaging

WASTE NOT - A circular economy for plastics is achievable in our lifetime, though it will require consumers and manufacturers to work together. Whether companies decide to keep it in-house or partner with like-minded third parties, an investment in our future now will lead to more profitable operations and create relentless forward progress.

H&M’s 'Loooptopia' Metaverse Experience Rewards Players for Creating Circular Fashion
H&M’s 'Loooptopia' Metaverse Experience Rewards Players for Creating Circular Fashion

MARKETING AND COMMS - The new H&M Loooptopia Experience on Roblox allows users to experiment with their digital identity and learn about fashion and circularity in a fun, creative and playful environment.

Panasonic, Samsung Unveil Latest Sustainability Innovations at CES 2023
Panasonic, Samsung Unveil Latest Sustainability Innovations at CES 2023

CLEANTECH - The electronics giants announced a series of innovations including personal-care device recycling, smart home energy-efficiency improvements, and a new laundry cycle and filter designed to eliminate microplastic pollution from synthetic materials.

The New Reuse Economy: What’s Working (and Not Working) on the Quest for a Packaging Waste-Free Future
The New Reuse Economy: What’s Working (and Not Working) on the Quest for a Packaging Waste-Free Future

WASTE NOT - While recycling and lightweighting packaging strategies are helpful, they still align more with a linear rather than circular economy. Here, Upstream CEO Matt Prindiville lays out his organization’s vision for a truly plastic waste-free future.

Putting Recycling to Work for People, Communities and the Planet
Putting Recycling to Work for People, Communities and the Planet

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - To create a truly circular ecosystem for plastics, we need scalable innovations to close the gap between what consumers can recycle now and which plastics might become a regular part of a future recycling system.

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Stella McCartney to Pilot Mixed-Textile Recycling Venture
Stella McCartney to Pilot Mixed-Textile Recycling Venture

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Protein Evolution’s technology can turn unused polyester and nylon fabrics from Stella McCartney’s previous collections into good-as-new, infinitely recyclable fibers — and could present a new circular solution for the fashion industry.

Give Greater: The 2022 SB Holiday Gift Guide
Give Greater: The 2022 SB Holiday Gift Guide

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - As always, the goal of our gift guide is to encourage a more conscious approach to gift-giving by highlighting products, services and experiences that create value and benefits beyond short-term gratification for the recipient. Here’s this year’s list of some of the many companies, platforms and products that we’d be happy to support anytime.

Opinion: Why Some Big Brands ‘Aren’t Convinced’ by Plastic Credits
Opinion: Why Some Big Brands ‘Aren’t Convinced’ by Plastic Credits

THE NEXT ECONOMY - 80M tons of plastic waste will end up in the environment just in the next 10 years. Without voluntary, global producer responsibility programs to unlock capital towards infrastructure and bridge the policy vacuum, how else do polluters suggest for us to tackle this massive financing gap in the meantime?

Creating Life from Death: Transcend Attempts to Reverse the Environmental Impacts of Burial
Creating Life from Death: Transcend Attempts to Reverse the Environmental Impacts of Burial

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The new startup offers a regenerative ‘tree burial’ service that reimagines cemeteries as forests — enabling the dearly departed to truly give back to the land and encouraging younger generations to think about death in new ways.

A Completely Different Definition of ‘Waste’: 5 Key Takeaways from the Sustainability Next Summit
A Completely Different Definition of ‘Waste’: 5 Key Takeaways from the Sustainability Next Summit

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Last month, Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics and Fast Company co-hosted the virtual summit to convene policy experts, industry leaders and innovators with the expertise and resources to drive real progress toward a circular economy.

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New Marketplace Matches Tesco Suppliers to Swap Surplus Stock to Cut Costs, Reduce Waste
New Marketplace Matches Tesco Suppliers to Swap Surplus Stock to Cut Costs, Reduce Waste

SUPPLY CHAIN - Tesco Exchange, aka ‘Tesco Tinder,’ matches suppliers who have too much of a product — for example, crops, byproducts, ingredients or packaging — with other Tesco suppliers that can put it to use.

Meet 2 Biomaterial Startups Cultivating a Circular, Climate-Friendlier Fashion Industry
Meet 2 Biomaterial Startups Cultivating a Circular, Climate-Friendlier Fashion Industry

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Orange Fiber and Keel Labs are platforms for exploration and innovation that can reverberate across the fashion industry and prove that sustainable feedstocks and production processes can can create both financial and planetary prosperity.

6 Principles for Building a Pathway to Circularity for Plastics
6 Principles for Building a Pathway to Circularity for Plastics

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Developing and optimizing a fully circular plastics value chain is a complex challenge that can’t be achieved with any single solution. We challenge our peers and other key stakeholders to be courageous and take risks, to explore new possibilities and partnerships, and persist until we have solutions.

Closing the Loop: Rethinking Operations, the Economy to Save the Planet
Closing the Loop: Rethinking Operations, the Economy to Save the Planet

WASTE NOT - Whether making a widget or a culinary treat, prioritizing a circular life cycle for products helps keep them out of waste streams until they are negligible — or better yet, they never land there.

Q&A: Why Partnerships Are Essential for Delivering Circular Packaging for the Food Industry
Q&A: Why Partnerships Are Essential for Delivering Circular Packaging for the Food Industry

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - While flexible packaging plays an important role in keeping food fresher longer, it has long been difficult to recycle. Designing more recyclable flexible packaging from the start and determining a better end-of-life process for current materials is a vital step in reducing food waste.

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New Program Aims to Expand Plastic Film Recycling Capacity in US
New Program Aims to Expand Plastic Film Recycling Capacity in US

COLLABORATION - The joint effort from WM and Dow aims to provide a solution to make it easier for households to recycle the film while the companies explore new options to reuse it. When fully implemented, the program is expected to prevent 120,000 tons of plastic film from reaching landfills each year.

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