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Trending: Flyleather, ACR Advance Circular Textiles; But Is True Circularity a 'Fantasy'?
Trending: Flyleather, ACR Advance Circular Textiles; But Is True Circularity a 'Fantasy'?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Putting sustainability at the heart of the fashion industry is no easy feat, but key players across the value chain continue to demonstrate that they’re up to the task. Building on the success of its Flyknit process, which allows synthetic yarn to be woven into practically seamless shoe uppers, Nike has unveiled its latest sartorial innovation: Flyleather — a sustainable leather material made with 50 percent recycled leather fiber.

Trending: Dow, CLF Uncover New Opportunities in Previously Unrecyclable Plastics
Trending: Dow, CLF Uncover New Opportunities in Previously Unrecyclable Plastics

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - While eliminating impacts at the design stage is a crucial strategy for putting a stop to plastic pollution, it’s just one small piece of the puzzle. According to new initiatives and research from The Dow Chemical Company and the Closed Loop Foundation, investing in intelligent end-of-life solutions for previously non-recyclable packaging is just as important.

Trending: Fashion Positive, H&M Launch New Tools, Tech to Accelerate Circular Fashion Movement
Trending: Fashion Positive, H&M Launch New Tools, Tech to Accelerate Circular Fashion Movement

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The fashion and textile industries continue to make strides towards a more circular future with the emergence of new resources and technologies that make a sustainable shift easier than ever before.

Trending: Good News, Bad News for Reducing Textile Industry Impacts
Trending: Good News, Bad News for Reducing Textile Industry Impacts

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - While the textile industry presents endless opportunities to significantly reduce global environmental impacts, progressing towards sustainability and circularity continues to be an uphill battle. As a new technology is revealed to be instrumental in reducing the carbon footprint of textile coatings, a new ban on scrap textile imports in China could curb global textile recycling progress.

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Circular Homeware Startup to Disrupt Global Furniture Industry with Landfill-to-Lifestyle Model
Circular Homeware Startup to Disrupt Global Furniture Industry with Landfill-to-Lifestyle Model

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A pioneering new sustainable homeware and accessories brand has emerged on the market and is ready to radically transform the way furniture is made forever. Materials sourcing is where digital furniture startup Pentatonic sets itself apart from its industry counterparts, with its line of contemporary designer homeware fabricated entirely from post-consumer waste.

Reporting 3.0’s Reporting Blueprint: Triggering a Regenerative, Inclusive and Open Economy
Reporting 3.0’s Reporting Blueprint: Triggering a Regenerative, Inclusive and Open Economy

NEW METRICS - Part One of this 10-part series ended with a quick introduction of how Reporting 3.0 (R3) applies Integral Theory in our thinking. So we pick up this strand as our starting point for Part Two, which is devoted to introducing the Reporting Blueprint that was released at the 4th International Reporting 3.0 Conference earlier this year.

C2C Products Innovation Institute Now Guiding Designers, Manufacturers on Achieving Certification
C2C Products Innovation Institute Now Guiding Designers, Manufacturers on Achieving Certification

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and MBDC are making it easier than ever for manufacturers and designers to create and certify products according to the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard with the launch of a new guidance program.

Plug and Play Accelerators Advance Sustainable Energy, Fashion
Plug and Play Accelerators Advance Sustainable Energy, Fashion

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - 2017 has been a busy year for global innovation platform Plug and Play.

Trending: Cross-Industry Partnerships Propel New Plastics Economy
Trending: Cross-Industry Partnerships Propel New Plastics Economy

WASTE NOT - As the circular economy continues to gain steam, two new public-private partnerships have emerged, driving the widespread reuse of recycled plastics towards the mainstream. In an effort to make good on its goal to design 100 percent of its packaging to be recoverable or recyclable by 2025 and to increase packaging recovery and recycling rates, food and beverage giant PepsiCo has partnered with nonprofit The Recycling Partnership.

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Trending: Cross-Industry Collaboration, Existing Tools Accelerating Circular Economy
Trending: Cross-Industry Collaboration, Existing Tools Accelerating Circular Economy

WASTE NOT - The unveiling of new research across industries has revealed that existing tools and collaborative research could hold the key to driving forward the shift to a more circular economy.

Collaboration for Logistics Innovation: An IoT Pallet Designed for a Circular Economy
Collaboration for Logistics Innovation: An IoT Pallet Designed for a Circular Economy

COLLABORATION - Pallets, ubiquitous throughout our economy, have been an early example of the potential for a circular product system, with reusable, pooled pallets reducing waste in logistics. For decades, wood has been the dominant pooled pallet material. While a natural, renewable material, wood can break, is porous and can create worker safety issues from handling. With roughly 10 billion pallets in circulation, there remains a significant opportunity for improvements.

Trending: New Circular Solutions Aim to Eliminate Waste from Kids' Clothing
Trending: New Circular Solutions Aim to Eliminate Waste from Kids' Clothing

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - When it comes to sustainable fashion, the contribution of children’s clothing to the textile waste problem is often overlooked. While the sector represents only 12 percent of overall market share, it constitutes a considerable portion of the 26 billion pounds of textiles entering landfills each year. Children themselves embody the fast fashion model, with their rapid growth rate requiring a constant flow of new clothing to keep up with lengthening limbs and expanding feet.

Circular Business Models Could Unlock £4.4B for Electronics Recycling Sector
Circular Business Models Could Unlock £4.4B for Electronics Recycling Sector

WASTE NOT - The way people buy, consume and discard their electronics is changing — and for the better. A new report by WRAP has revealed that an industry-wide adoption of circular principles could unlock new economic opportunities and drive the economy towards greater sustainability. The research outlined in Switched on to Value: Powering Business Change shows that while only 10 percent of UK households use household recycling schemes to discard their unwanted electrical items, 83 percent of households have demonstrated interest in retailer take-back and trade-in schemes, which can provide customers with a convenient way to properly dispose of products while ensuring data protection and safety.

Re-Teck Harnesses C2C Business Model to Revolutionize Tech, Slash E-Waste
Re-Teck Harnesses C2C Business Model to Revolutionize Tech, Slash E-Waste

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As circular business models begin to gain steam, a new strategic service is helping companies in the technology, electronics and telecom sectors uncover new ways to reuse, remanufacture and recover technological devices, while simultaneously turning costs into profits.

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Trending: Dow, Coca-Cola Ramp Up Efforts to Make Packaging Circular
Trending: Dow, Coca-Cola Ramp Up Efforts to Make Packaging Circular

WASTE NOT - Industry heavy hitters are making moves to create circular solutions that keep everyday products, such as chip bags and plastic drinking bottles, out of landfills with the launch of groundbreaking waste-to-energy programs and closed-loop packaging solutions.

Trending: Stella McCartney, C&A, WRAP Continue Pushing the Envelope on Sustainable Textiles
Trending: Stella McCartney, C&A, WRAP Continue Pushing the Envelope on Sustainable Textiles

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Fashion is slowly shedding its negative rep as brands continue to embrace circular and forward-thinking practices that drive innovation and product durability. Only weeks after announcing a new partnership with Parley for the Oceans, luxury label Stella McCartney has made yet another push to keep the world’s oceans waste-free. The brand has revealed that its Autumn 2017 collection of Falabella GO bags will be made with yarn derived from converted ocean waste.

Arizona State University (ASU), City of Phoenix Launch Circular Innovation Incubator
Arizona State University (ASU), City of Phoenix Launch Circular Innovation Incubator

WASTE NOT - Arizona State University (ASU) continues to blaze new sustainability trails with the launch of a new innovation incubator program in partnership with the City of Phoenix, Arizona.

Nordic Council Environment Prize Nominates Pioneering Waste-Free Solutions
Nordic Council Environment Prize Nominates Pioneering Waste-Free Solutions

WASTE NOT - The Nordic region continues to blaze trails on the zero-waste front, as innovators from across the region vie for the Nordic Council Environment Prize and a chance to bring their projects and initiatives to a global audience. The Council has announced the nominees for its 2017 prize, which seeks to raise awareness around the environmental work being done across the Nordic region. This year’s theme focuses on initiatives promoting, developing or initiating waste-free solutions.

5th C2C Design Challenge Winners Reimagine Apparel, Furnishings, Personal Care Items
5th C2C Design Challenge Winners Reimagine Apparel, Furnishings, Personal Care Items

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute has announced the winners of the 5th Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge, including MyEcoWall, a mobile acoustic wall made from Ecovative mushroom material and Scout, a children’s jacket that “grows” with the child. The Challenge is the fifth in an initial series of six circular design challenges that incentivize and inspire the design community to envision viable product design solutions for the circular economy using Cradle to Cradle product design principles.

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Trending: Circular Economy Takes Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
Trending: Circular Economy Takes Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Not all circular news is good news. As a new startup accelerator launches to drive forward sustainable solutions to everyday challenges, a prominent defender of the circular cause lands himself a spot in federal prison for copyright infringement. The UK’s first-ever sustainability accelerator fund — the cleverly named Sustainable Accelerator — has been met by enthusiastic reception, successfully raising over £700,000 through crowding.

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