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Walmart, SunPower, Tarkett Join Circular Economy 100 USA Network
Walmart, SunPower, Tarkett Join Circular Economy 100 USA Network

COLLABORATION - In February, the U.K.-based Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) announced the launch of a U.S. network to run in parallel with the Foundation’s successful international Circular Economy 100 (CE100) programme. Today, the CE100 USA network of business leaders, academics, innovators, policymakers and city authorities who aim to develop and act on circular economy opportunities held their launch workshop in San Francisco.

Report: The Importance of the Circular Economy to Business Expected to Double In Next Two Years
Report: The Importance of the Circular Economy to Business Expected to Double In Next Two Years

PRESS RELEASE - Logistics Are Critical to Implementing a Sustainable Circular Strategy

Trending: New Materials, Traceability Could Help Mould Circular Economy for Plastics
Trending: New Materials, Traceability Could Help Mould Circular Economy for Plastics

THE NEXT ECONOMY - With the opportunity to curb over $80 billion in annual industry losses, a circular economy for plastics seems pretty appealing. Several projects in Europe are working to make this happen: Earlier this month, Sustainable Brands covered a collaborative effort between the cities of London, Amsterdam and Copenhagen to improve plastics capture, but companies, non-profits and research centres are also working together to improve traceability and create new materials to help facilitate the transition to a circular economy for plastics.

#PerfectlyGood Campaign Aiming to End Label Confusion, Save the UK £50M in Food Waste Costs
#PerfectlyGood Campaign Aiming to End Label Confusion, Save the UK £50M in Food Waste Costs

WASTE NOT - The UK is the epicenter of the circular economy movement, with both the public and private sectors making sweeping commitments and headway toward eliminating waste of all kinds throughout its economy.

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Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Circular Economy 100 Program Comes Stateside, Lands in Arizona
Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Circular Economy 100 Program Comes Stateside, Lands in Arizona

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) has launched a U.S. chapter of its Circular Economy 100 (CE100) program, which brings together leading organizations with the objective of innovating, developing and implementing circular economy opportunities.

Novelis' Recycled Aluminum Builds Jaguar's Lightest, Most Aerodynamic Sedan
Novelis' Recycled Aluminum Builds Jaguar's Lightest, Most Aerodynamic Sedan

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Novelis, world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, has partnered with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) to supply aluminum sheet for the recently launched Jaguar XE — “Jaguar’s most advanced sports saloon.”The REALCAR (REcycled ALuminium CAR) project, aimed at creating a closed-loop value chain to recycle vehicles at the end of their useful lives, was launched by JLR in 2008 and funded by Innovate UK.

Trending: Scotland Invests £70M Into Circular Economy; Report Outlines Potential for US
Trending: Scotland Invests £70M Into Circular Economy; Report Outlines Potential for US

THE NEXT ECONOMY - More and more, circular economic business models are proving ways to cut costs and increase efficiency. A new report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Center (CCC) reinforces that turning waste into resources presents economic opportunities for American businesses.

Trending: WRAP, Veolia Working to Optimize Recycling in UK, France
Trending: WRAP, Veolia Working to Optimize Recycling in UK, France

WASTE NOT - While waste reduction charity WRAP calls on stakeholders to do their part to help improve recycling consistency and efficiency in England, three companies in France have partnered on a circular economy initiative for small household appliances.

Unilever Achieves New Milestone, Collaborates to Fuel Global Zero-Waste Movement
Unilever Achieves New Milestone, Collaborates to Fuel Global Zero-Waste Movement

WASTE NOT - Unilever today announced a new industry-leading achievement of sending zero non-hazardous waste to landfill across more than 600 sites, in 70 countries, including factories, warehouses, distribution centers and offices. Having identified the different non-hazardous waste streams in its operations, Unilever has now found alternative routes for the waste from these sites.

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Trending: How Eastern Europe Is Working to Go Circular
Trending: How Eastern Europe Is Working to Go Circular

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The prospects of linear models in Europe are slowly diminishing. European experts have concluded that the current cradle-to-grave way of life – exploiting resources, processing them, using them, and discarding them – has no future.

Report: IoT Will Usher in 'Transformational Paradigm of Growth' for Circular Economy
Report: IoT Will Usher in 'Transformational Paradigm of Growth' for Circular Economy

CLEANTECH - With up to 50 billion connected devices predicted by 2020, a pervasive digital transformation is reshaping the economy. Will this ‘fourth industrial revolution’ lead to an acceleration of the extractive, ‘linear’ economy of today, or will it enable the transition towards a society in which value creation is increasingly decoupled from finite resource consumption?

Vote to Allocate Part of €1M Global Change Award to Your Favorite Circular Textile Innovation
Vote to Allocate Part of €1M Global Change Award to Your Favorite Circular Textile Innovation

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the US alone generates an estimated 24 billion pounds of post-consumer textile waste (PCTW), which ends up in landfills each year — the equivalent of about 70 pounds of textiles per person.

EU Remanufacturing Could Represent Up to €90B Annually, 600,000 Jobs by 2030
EU Remanufacturing Could Represent Up to €90B Annually, 600,000 Jobs by 2030

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Following the adoption of the European Commission’s Circular Economy Package and the announcement of a €24B fund to support circular economy projects and businesses, several organizations have released research reports and tools to aid the transition.

Novelis, Unilever, Forum Co-Develop Tools to Help Ease Shift to Circular Products, Business Models
Novelis, Unilever, Forum Co-Develop Tools to Help Ease Shift to Circular Products, Business Models

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Following the recent announcement of a €24 billion EU Circular Economy Package, leading sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future has today launched two free tools, developed together with partners Unilever and Novelis, that empower businesses and designers to make decisions that accelerate the shift towards a more circular economy.

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Trending: These Nordic Clothing Companies Are 'Relooping Fashion' for the Next Economy
Trending: These Nordic Clothing Companies Are 'Relooping Fashion' for the Next Economy

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Circular and sharing economy models are the latest trend in sustainable fashion – it seems there are new initiatives popping up all the time! Just last week, we covered startups reKindness and Hubbub, which are making clothes swapping easier in the U.S. and U.K., respectively.

Dell, Grenier Seeking Short Films Showcasing Benefits of Circular Economy
Dell, Grenier Seeking Short Films Showcasing Benefits of Circular Economy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Dell and actor Adrian Grenier have announced the “Legacy of Good” short documentary film contest, aimed at creating compelling stories to raise awareness around the circular economy movement and the role of technology in creating a better future. As the Dell Social Good Advocate, Grenier will work directly with the winning filmmaker to develop and promote the film.

Nestlé, Tesco, Unilever CEOs Among 'Champions 12.3,' Determined to Halve Global Food Waste
Nestlé, Tesco, Unilever CEOs Among 'Champions 12.3,' Determined to Halve Global Food Waste

WASTE NOT - On Wednesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, 30 CEOs, government ministers, global institution executives, and civil society leaders announced the launch of the latest full-scale attack on global food waste: an all-sector collaboration aimed at increasing political and social momentum to achieve Target 12.3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

McDonough Unveils ICEhouse™, Designed to Illustrate Innovation for the Circular Economy, at Davos
McDonough Unveils ICEhouse™, Designed to Illustrate Innovation for the Circular Economy, at Davos

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Designer and sustainability visionary William McDonough will unveil ICEhouse™ (Innovation for the Circular Economy house) in Davos this week, as a place for those attending the World Economic Forum annual meeting to gather and discuss the future of innovation for the circular economy. The structure has been designed to demonstrate the positive design framework described in the seminal book, Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things; the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, and the reuse of resources implicit in the circular economy.

London, Berlin, Amsterdam: Capitals of the Next Economy?
London, Berlin, Amsterdam: Capitals of the Next Economy?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Whether the European Commission’s Circular Economy Package is ambitious enough is still under debate, but at least it leaves some flexibility for potential partnerships, industry-led and local government-led initiatives to shape the next economy.

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Shaw Executive Named Finalist in Global Sustainability Award
Shaw Executive Named Finalist in Global Sustainability Award

PRESS RELEASE - Shaw Industries (Shaw) Vice President of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs Paul Murray has been named a finalist in The Circulars, a global sustainability awards program.Paul is a pioneering sustainability leader with more than three decades of experience working toward a more circular economy. This designation recognizes his long-term commitment and the vital role he plays in fulfilling Shaw's commitment to creating a better future – with every material, every process, every action.Paul is recognized in the People's Choice Award category, which celebrates individuals, public sector programs and organization that have the most inspiring circular economy stories.

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