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Why Community Clean-Up Action Is More Important Than Ever
Why Community Clean-Up Action Is More Important Than Ever

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Noticing that litter is a problem is the first step in taking action to create a cleaner, more sustainable planet. The next step is taking action. Partner with community members and local organizations to get involved and create meaningful change.

Mattel PlayBack to Give Old Toys New Life
Mattel PlayBack to Give Old Toys New Life

WASTE NOT - With new takeback program, families can now send old toys back to Mattel, which will recover and reuse materials for use in future Mattel products.

Trending: Fashion Industry Advancing Transparency, Circularity – Thread by Thread
Trending: Fashion Industry Advancing Transparency, Circularity – Thread by Thread

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Two new initiatives leveraging connected products and scaling recycled polyester aim to accelerate industry transparency and circular materials and business models.

Decoding Ocean Plastic for Brands: Small Details, Big Impacts
Decoding Ocean Plastic for Brands: Small Details, Big Impacts

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - While the terminology soup of recycled plastic sourcing is daunting, at the end of the day every ton of plastic recycled and put back into a circular economy is part of the solution. The key for brands is to be clear and honest in communications with customers.

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2021’s 'World-Changing Ideas' Cutting Waste and Emissions, Correcting Societal Imbalances
2021’s 'World-Changing Ideas' Cutting Waste and Emissions, Correcting Societal Imbalances

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - It’s that time of year again, when Fast Company calls out its favorite World-Changing Ideas. Here are a few of that we’re especially keen to keep an eye on.

How Able Made’s Circular Products Are Fueling Healthier Communities
How Able Made’s Circular Products Are Fueling Healthier Communities

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Able Made is a purpose-driven lifestyle brand created to help empower city youth and support nonprofits with its sustainably made apparel and accessories, and programming aimed at a creating healthier communities through the power of design and sport.

Does Waste Have an Image Problem?
Does Waste Have an Image Problem?

WASTE NOT - For circularity to become mainstream, where nothing is wasted and everything is fed back into the system, it requires businesses to find value in resources already in circulation — and reframe how they perceive waste in the first place.

Trending: The North Face, Timberland, Vans Scaling Regenerative Supply Chains
Trending: The North Face, Timberland, Vans Scaling Regenerative Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - Three of VF Corporation’s top outdoor apparel brands have committed to bold goals around circularity and scaling regenerative ag practices — including having all of their top materials be recycled, regenerative or renewable by 2025.

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.

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Are you ‘Looped In’? Circular Economy Leaders Share Their Latest Solutions
Are you ‘Looped In’? Circular Economy Leaders Share Their Latest Solutions

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - In Dow’s ‘Looped In’ series, Global Sustainability Director Jeff Wooster talks with circular economy advocates from major brands to discuss promising initiatives and partnerships, and what we can learn from the results.

One Life Is Not Enough for Plastics: How Dow Is Designing for Recyclability
One Life Is Not Enough for Plastics: How Dow Is Designing for Recyclability

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Dow’s Pack Studios has collaborated with consumer brands and helped create products that enable plastic packages to be lighter with the design features consumers want — improving packaging, meeting consumers’ needs and ultimately reducing waste.

Two Good, Marcus Samuelsson, Full Harvest Team Up to Fight Food Waste
Two Good, Marcus Samuelsson, Full Harvest Team Up to Fight Food Waste

WASTE NOT - The partnership between the yogurt brand, the celebrity chef and the food-rescue marketplace aims to inspire restaurants across the US to fight food waste by using rescued produce on their menus.

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.

Breakthrough: 7 Unlocks to Scaling Healthy and Sustainable Living
Breakthrough: 7 Unlocks to Scaling Healthy and Sustainable Living

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - So, what’s still preventing consumers from living more in line with their values? GlobeScan has identified seven critical “unlocks” to help consumers to change their behaviors, and start aligning their lifestyles with their values and aspirations.

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Dow Unwraps Packaging Science, Sustainability Topics with New Podcast
Dow Unwraps Packaging Science, Sustainability Topics with New Podcast

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - "Plastics Unwrapped" provides savvy brands an insider’s look into some of the latest innovations in recyclable plastics, and tackles complex and fascinating science and sustainability questions.

Anheuser-Busch Revitalizes St. Louis Community, Spent Barley with New Production Facility
Anheuser-Busch Revitalizes St. Louis Community, Spent Barley with New Production Facility

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As part of a recently announced $1B planned investment across the US, a new production facility that repurposes spent grain will create jobs and further the brewer’s commitments to sustainability and the St. Louis Community.

Value-Engineered Packaging: Does Your Packaging Reflect Your Brand Values?
Value-Engineered Packaging: Does Your Packaging Reflect Your Brand Values?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Consider working with a packaging engineer the next time you release a new product or as you take steps to make your brand more sustainable. Customised packaging solutions create less waste, fewer emissions, and more savings to pass on to your customers. 

Food Rescuers Shouldn't Fight Over Limited Supply; Instead, Diversify
Food Rescuers Shouldn't Fight Over Limited Supply; Instead, Diversify

WASTE NOT - I’ve always been frustrated by infighting between food-rescue organizations working together to distribute scarce food donations — mostly from retailers. So, here’s my list of untapped sectors of the food system — where food is almost always genuinely going to waste.

Design Takes Center Stage in Kohler Co.’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy
Design Takes Center Stage in Kohler Co.’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - We have set bold sustainability goals and worked to understand the gaps we need to fill and the impacts we can make based on our business and expertise. We’re guided on this path by our Design for Environment program, which takes into account the full life-cycle of our products.

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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.

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