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Trending: Resource Optimization Is Driving the Future of Food
Trending: Resource Optimization Is Driving the Future of Food

WASTE NOT - In the face of climate change, embracing new methods of agricultural production, consuming responsibly and adopting circular business models will be critical to forging a sustainable future and achieving both income and food security.

#NewMetrics, Day 3: Digging Even Deeper Into Next-Generation Impact Metrics
#NewMetrics, Day 3: Digging Even Deeper Into Next-Generation Impact Metrics

NEW METRICS - Live Well San Diego: A visionary partnership to define and measure 10 quality-of-life metrics By Anna Shugoll

Planetarians Aiming to Fight Childhood Obesity with Food Waste
Planetarians Aiming to Fight Childhood Obesity with Food Waste

WASTE NOT - Extrusion technology is opening new doors for circularity within the food industry, allowing brands to transform food waste into nutritious food products instead of fodder for landfill. Planetarians is one such brand putting the method to the test, creating high-fiber, high-protein snacks that it says can tackle childhood obesity.

Gold, Silver Flowing Through Swiss Sewers Could Provide Path to Circular Future
Gold, Silver Flowing Through Swiss Sewers Could Provide Path to Circular Future

WASTE NOT - Wastewater that’s worth the likes of gold? What would seem like a farfetched concept is reality in Switzerland, where 95 pounds of gold find their way into Swiss sewage each year — the equivalent of US$1,947,925.60. The build up is the result of the country’s iconic watch-making trade, which sees 70 percent of the world’s gold pass through Swiss gold-refining plants each year. So what to do with all this gold?

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P&G: Aiming for the ‘Sweet Spot’ Between Sustainability and Strategy
P&G: Aiming for the ‘Sweet Spot’ Between Sustainability and Strategy

WALKING THE TALK - News Deeply, in partnership with Sustainable Brands, has produced a series of profiles looking at how brands are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. The goal is to examine trends and gather insights from a new wave of corporate citizenship — in an era when the private sector is increasingly expected to play a positive role in improving our lives and societies. This is the 14th article in the series.

Let’s Honour the Late King by Committing to the Sufficiency Economy
Let’s Honour the Late King by Committing to the Sufficiency Economy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Thailand has bid the final farewell to its leader of seven decades, King Bhumibol Adulyadej. People throughout the Kingdom, and around the world, have celebrated and commemorated his life in a variety of ways. Ceremonies that have been practiced until perfect are helping convey the gravity of the moment while helping the nation begin to move forward. But when the ceremonies end, people will look for ways to keep the late King's memory alive, as well as to honour his life's work. A great way to do so might be to commit to continue the Sufficiency Economy work that was initiated by His Majesty Rama IX.

SB'17 Copenhagen, Day 2: Circularity, Impact Valuation and Other Ways to Put a ‘Positive’ Spin on Business
SB'17 Copenhagen, Day 2: Circularity, Impact Valuation and Other Ways to Put a ‘Positive’ Spin on Business

THE NEXT ECONOMY - How a T-Shirt Is Driving a Circular Economy by Melanie Vella In this main stage session, Forum for the Future CEO Sally Uren returned to interview Jeffrey Hogue, Chief Sustainability Officer at C&A, to delve into the organic fibre that made up Sally’s t-shirt, quite literally.

Looking for a Circular Packaging Solution? Meet RePack
Looking for a Circular Packaging Solution? Meet RePack

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Maybe you remember visiting a post office to pick up one of your online purchases and seeing the hundreds, even thousands, of packages going to other shoppers — to be used once and thrown away. Sure, online purchases need to be individually labelled and protected for transport, so some form of packaging is necessary. But shouldn’t we as environmentally conscious purchasers have a say in how our goods are packaged? And shouldn't sustainably minded brands be able to offer their customers a choice in this matter? Because surely shoppers and brands would choose a returnable, recyclable package for transporting online purchases — especially if it made economic sense. This is where RePack comes in.

Trending: Cross-Industry Collaborations Helping Drive Closed-Loop Manufacturing
Trending: Cross-Industry Collaborations Helping Drive Closed-Loop Manufacturing

COLLABORATION - While technology itself is essential for driving forward the circular agenda, cross-industry collaboration has a crucial role to play in scaling sustainable solutions to pressing environmental and social problems.

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Large-Scale Rollout of Innovative Business Models Key for Creating Value, Reducing Waste
Large-Scale Rollout of Innovative Business Models Key for Creating Value, Reducing Waste

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A new series of case studies highlighting the benefits of adopting innovative business models on a large scale has been published by REBus, an EU LIFE+-funded partnership project.

Braskem and Made In Space expand their partnership to include plastic recycling on the International Space Station
Braskem and Made In Space expand their partnership to include plastic recycling on the International Space Station

PRESS RELEASE - After the arrival in space of I’m greenTM plastic for the 3D printing of tools, astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) now may start using, by 2018, a recycler of plastic objects and packaging that would improve the autonomy and sustainability of future missions beyond our planet. The initiative represents an expansion of the “Printing the Future” project, a partnership between Braskem and Made In Space, the U.S. based leading developer of 3D printers for operation in zero gravity and a supplier to NASA. This will be the first commercial plastic recycling operation in the history of space missions.

Trending: Plastics Recycling Worldwide Takes One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
Trending: Plastics Recycling Worldwide Takes One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

WASTE NOT - While the circular economy hits its stride in Sweden, recycling comes to a standstill in the US as it comes face-to-face with the realities of China’s new scrap ban. US shopping malls may be in fatal decline, but in Sweden, shopping centers are helping push the envelope on the circular agenda.

Trending: TP, Organic Waste Could Become Sources of Clean Energy, Low-Carbon Building Materials
Trending: TP, Organic Waste Could Become Sources of Clean Energy, Low-Carbon Building Materials

WASTE NOT - From used bathroom tissue to banana peels, researchers and innovators are fueling a sustainable future by giving new life to previously overlooked waste streams. While scientists in the Netherlands are tapping sludge from water treatment facilities to generate clean energy, Arup is using organic waste to generate low-cost, low-carbon building materials.

Breweries, Bars Latest Crop of Businesses Making Creative Use of Waste
Breweries, Bars Latest Crop of Businesses Making Creative Use of Waste

WASTE NOT - Closed-loop cocktails are officially a thing thanks to Operation Dagger, a popular Singapore-based bar and one of Asia’s best watering holes. Single-use is practically unheard of in this trendy spot, where every ingredient is given a second life, be it a vanilla pod or recycled receipt.

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#BusinessCase: Report Reveals 11:1 ROI for Remanufacturing-Focused Business Models
#BusinessCase: Report Reveals 11:1 ROI for Remanufacturing-Focused Business Models

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Earthshine, a consultancy and think tank focused on business and economic transformation, and remanufacturing company Norsk Ombruk have released a new business case white paper demonstrating how remanufacturing within a circular economy can deliver a wide range of benefits for society, environment and economy.

M&S’ Mike Barry: Balance of Science, Emotion Needed to Engage Consumers in Circular Models
M&S’ Mike Barry: Balance of Science, Emotion Needed to Engage Consumers in Circular Models

BUSINESS CASE - For many retailers, circular thinking involves redefining products – and the raw materials contained within them – as assets that need to be kept in circulation for as long as possible. During each use phase, these assets may need to be reintroduced into different markets, requiring new customer relationships to be built.

CPG Giants Reaffirm Commitment to New Plastics Economy, Pledge $150M for Plastic-Free Oceans
CPG Giants Reaffirm Commitment to New Plastics Economy, Pledge $150M for Plastic-Free Oceans

THE NEXT ECONOMY - With 8 million tonnes of plastic entering the ocean each year, we urgently need to change the way we make and use plastics, so that they don’t become waste in the first place. A host of announcements from major CPG companies and NGOs today from the Our Ocean 2017 conference in Malta signal the ongoing momentum behind the issue.

Trending: Stella McCartney, Patagonia, Target Deliver Big Wins for Ethical, Sustainable Fashion
Trending: Stella McCartney, Patagonia, Target Deliver Big Wins for Ethical, Sustainable Fashion

WALKING THE TALK - While faced by a myriad of social and environmental challenges, the fashion and textile industries continue to edge ever-closer to a more sustainable, equitable and circular future thanks to the innovative thinking of industry leaders.

Why Halloween Is the Perfect Holiday to Consider Thrift
Why Halloween Is the Perfect Holiday to Consider Thrift

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - North Americans love to celebrate Halloween — from trick-or-treating to costume parties to haunted houses, there is no doubt a Halloween frenzy takes over even before October hits. In fact, 50 percent of Americans report Halloween is their favorite holiday. However, purchasing new costumes, candy and décorations for the whole family can quickly add up. The National Retail Federation reported that in 2017, Americans are predicted to spend an average $86.13 each on Halloween costumes, décor and candy, collectively spending $9.1 billion on Halloween-related purchases.

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Trending: Mezcal, Crab Shells Fuel Circular Solutions for Food Waste, Pollution, Packaging
Trending: Mezcal, Crab Shells Fuel Circular Solutions for Food Waste, Pollution, Packaging

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Inventive circular solutions to the world’s most pressing problems continue to stream in, with entrepreneurs and researchers across North America uncovering creative new ways to transform food waste into drivers of sustainable change.

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