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Coke, Avery Dennison Drive Smartwater Towards Circularity with Recycled PET Waste
Coke, Avery Dennison Drive Smartwater Towards Circularity with Recycled PET Waste

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - While plastic packaging has a reputation for being convenient, it presents a serious problem for the planet — and brands’ bottom lines. One-use plastic packaging currently accounts for over $80 billion in losses annually. But more and more companies are beginning to see the value of employing circular practices to develop sustainable packaging options.

30 New EU Life+ Pilot Projects Make Convincing Case for Circular Business Models
30 New EU Life+ Pilot Projects Make Convincing Case for Circular Business Models

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A recent report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and a number of new initiatives sweeping Europe have highlighted the convincing business case for companies to adopt circular principles into their business models. The latest development on the path to a circular economy? A new project across the UK and the Netherlands called REBus.

Trending: New Research Looking to Turn Fabric Into Fuel, Keep Microfibers Out of Water
Trending: New Research Looking to Turn Fabric Into Fuel, Keep Microfibers Out of Water

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - We’ve seen a rash of textile-recycling schemes emerge of late — in which the textiles in question may become new garments, but for the most part they remain, well, fabrics.

Cradle to Cradle Design – So Much More Than Recycling
Cradle to Cradle Design – So Much More Than Recycling

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - It’s easy for the concepts of Cradle to Cradle design and a circular economy to become shorthand for recycling, but both are much more complex than that.

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Hospitals Share Successes, Challenges from Pilot Healthcare Plastics Recycling Program
Hospitals Share Successes, Challenges from Pilot Healthcare Plastics Recycling Program

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - On Monday, the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) announced the completion of a multi-hospital plastics recycling project in Chicago, collaborating with the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS). Focused on non-infectious plastic packaging and products collected from clinical areas of the hospitals, the project sought to demonstrate a viable business model for recycling healthcare plastics on a regional level.

2017 Circulars Nominate 36 Innovators Leading the Way to a Circular Future
2017 Circulars Nominate 36 Innovators Leading the Way to a Circular Future

THE NEXT ECONOMY - There’s growing evidence around the efficacy of a circular economy and the key role it will play in helping companies and nations carry out the commitments outlined in the Paris Climate Agreement, maintain competitive economies, and reduce waste and consumption of natural resources. The journey to a circular economy will be a long one, and it will require cooperation between businesses, local governments, investors and individuals around the world.

Trending: European Packaging Solutions Continue to Drive a Circular Economy
Trending: European Packaging Solutions Continue to Drive a Circular Economy

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Ambitions of a circular economy continue to drive decisions around Europe as more circular packaging solutions emerge as a prominent piece to the puzzle.

Trending: Yet More Countries Recognizing Circular Economy as Key Aspect of Sustainability
Trending: Yet More Countries Recognizing Circular Economy as Key Aspect of Sustainability

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Circular economy fever continues to sweep through the European Union, with smaller countries north and south recognizing the advantages of setting new standards for business as usual. According to Jyrki Katainen (NCP), VP for Jobs, Growth and Competitiveness at the European Commission, Finland’s future is looking bright. At a lunch event organized by the Association of Finnish Political Journalists on Monday, Katainen stated that the country should step up to the plate and into the current power vacuum in Europe, distinguishing itself as a leader at a time when countries such as Italy, Germany and France become more and more preoccupied with defense cooperation.

Circular Economy Framework Could Give India a Competitive Advantage
Circular Economy Framework Could Give India a Competitive Advantage

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A new report has found that adopting circular economic principles would put India on a path to positive regenerative and value-creating development with annual benefits of US $624 billion in 2050 compared with the current development — equivalent to 30% of India’s current GDP.

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Trending: Finally, End-of-Life Solutions for Two of Our Least Recyclable Products
Trending: Finally, End-of-Life Solutions for Two of Our Least Recyclable Products

WASTE NOT - As the ongoing effort to mitigate climate change leads many businesses and governments to create a circular economy, we still face a number of roadblocks – namely in the end of life of certain products that weren’t designed for reuse, recycling or safe disposal. But two initiatives announced this week could represent progress.

New Program to Help London-Based SMEs Capitalize on Circular Economy
New Program to Help London-Based SMEs Capitalize on Circular Economy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) - a partnership between the Mayor of London and London’s Boroughs dedicated to improving waste and resource management within the capital, with the aim of turning London into a circular city - has launched a new program called Advanced London to support SMEs in adopting and scaling up circular business models.

Goodwill, Partners Urge People to Donate Using the Give Back Box this Cyber Monday
Goodwill, Partners Urge People to Donate Using the Give Back Box this Cyber Monday

PRESS RELEASE - Goodwill is partnering with leading retailers to make it easy for online shoppers to reuse, repurpose and recycle textiles and clothing this holiday season.

Reporting 3.0: Progress Toward a More Common Definition of True Materiality
Reporting 3.0: Progress Toward a More Common Definition of True Materiality

NEW METRICS - Drawing on the work of Reporting 3.0 - in particular, its Reporting Blueprint and forthcoming Accounting Blueprint - this panel on the final afternoon of New Metrics ‘16 facilitated an animated discussion on true materiality, exploring the broad range of definitions of materiality, and whether they may coalesce into a more common definition or continue to be disparate for different audiences.

General Motors, Herman Miller and Green Standards Partner for Landfill-Free Solution to Office Transformation
General Motors, Herman Miller and Green Standards Partner for Landfill-Free Solution to Office Transformation

PRESS RELEASE - Pilot program benefits about 100 Michigan-based community organizations, with a focus on Detroit. Detroit’s Cody High School among first to participate with furniture and three-room makeover.

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Avery Dennison Helps Coca-Cola European Partners to Drive Recycling Efforts in the UK
Avery Dennison Helps Coca-Cola European Partners to Drive Recycling Efforts in the UK

PRESS RELEASE - Avery Dennison has collaborated with partners throughout the supply chain namely Viridor and PET UK, to help Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) reduce waste, costs, and the carbon footprint of Smartwater production in the United Kingdom. According to Joe Franses, Director of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at Coca-Cola European Partners, “This example shows how we can turn the crisis of resources into a business opportunity through close collaboration across the value chain. Businesses which can be truly innovative with the products and services they provide, optimising the resources they use and encouraging consumers to do the same, have the potential to transform our economy.”

Innovative Kimberly-Clark Recycling Program Helps Two Midwestern Universities Turn Used Gloves into Eco-Responsible Durable Goods
Innovative Kimberly-Clark Recycling Program Helps Two Midwestern Universities Turn Used Gloves into Eco-Responsible Durable Goods

PRESS RELEASE - The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Purdue University have diverted almost six tons of waste from landfills through an innovative recycling program that turns used lab gloves and garments into shelving, flowerpots and lawn and garden furniture.

€220M European Commission Investment Spurs 144 New Circular, Low-Carbon Projects
€220M European Commission Investment Spurs 144 New Circular, Low-Carbon Projects

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The European Commission has approved an investment package of €222.7 million from the EU budget to support Europe's transition to a more sustainable and low-carbon future. The EU funding will spur additional investments leading to a total of €398.6 million, which will be used to finance 144 new projects in 23 member states. The support comes from the LIFE Programme for the Environment and Climate Action, the EU's funding instrument for the environment and climate action. €323.5 million will go to projects in the field of environment and resource efficiency, nature and biodiversity, and environmental governance and information.

Trending: C&A Foundation, Volcom Continue to Advance Market for Closed-Loop Textiles
Trending: C&A Foundation, Volcom Continue to Advance Market for Closed-Loop Textiles

WASTE NOT - This past week saw even yet still more circular economic initiatives sprouting up in the apparel industry. First, the C&A Foundation granted €250,000 ($276,000) to the social enterprise Circle Economy, which is dedicated to accelerating the practical and scalable implementation of the circular economy. Circle Economy will use the funding to advance its Circle Textiles Program with a mission to close the loop for textiles and create a zero-waste industry.

Shaw to Co-Host 5-City Workshop Series for Sustainability Thought Leaders
Shaw to Co-Host 5-City Workshop Series for Sustainability Thought Leaders

PRESS RELEASE - Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw), alongside the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, BuildingGreen, Google, and several others, will host a national workshop series entitled

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Trending: New Curricula to Teach on Circular Economy, Sustainable Fashion and Building Design
Trending: New Curricula to Teach on Circular Economy, Sustainable Fashion and Building Design

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Apparel company Kering has launched a new curriculum to help fashion students understand the environmental impacts of their designs, just days after the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) partnered to embed systems thinking and circular economy into the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum across Europe.

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