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Embracing Digital Tools, EPR to Achieve Sustainable Design
Embracing Digital Tools, EPR to Achieve Sustainable Design

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The future of sustainable packaging and design lies in our ability to do most of the important work in a digital space. Manufacturers will be left behind if they fail to embrace tools such as digital twins, 3D product and packaging visualization, and consumer packaging buyback.

From Seed to Recycling Center: How Companies Can Enable a Circular Economy at Every Step
From Seed to Recycling Center: How Companies Can Enable a Circular Economy at Every Step

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - While not every company is equipped or positioned to follow its products through their entire lifecycle, there are a few ways companies can think about participating at individual or multiple points in the circular cycle.

Bumble Bee Slips Off Plastic Film, Takes One Step Closer to Circularity
Bumble Bee Slips Off Plastic Film, Takes One Step Closer to Circularity

REDEFINING SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD FOR THE FUTURE - Since January, Bumble Bee has switched to using cardboard, instead of plastic film, to wrap all of its products. It’s just one machine, and one company; but the impact is significant — the elimination of an estimated 23M pieces of plastic waste per year.

Why Restaurants Overusing Their Fry Oil Are ‘Fresh’ Out of Excuses
Why Restaurants Overusing Their Fry Oil Are ‘Fresh’ Out of Excuses

WASTE NOT - Who knew that overused fry oil represented such an untapped health and sustainability market opportunity? FreshFry CEO Jeremiah Chapman breaks it down.

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Curbing Ocean Plastic Waste: Is Your Brand Missing the Boat?
Curbing Ocean Plastic Waste: Is Your Brand Missing the Boat?

WASTE NOT - Reducing plastic waste is a winning issue for consumers. With so many examples of early success and ROI, there’s no better time to join the movement by committing to reduce plastic pollution and limiting the need for virgin plastic.

Behavior Change Research Shows How to Spur Consumer Recycling, Reduce Contamination
Behavior Change Research Shows How to Spur Consumer Recycling, Reduce Contamination

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Even when effective collection, messages and messenger are skillfully deployed, there are still factors that complicate consumer recycling behavior.

Savvy, Circularity Driving Pangaia’s Continued Expansion Into Conscious Consumer Market
Savvy, Circularity Driving Pangaia’s Continued Expansion Into Conscious Consumer Market

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Watch out, consumer products industry: Materials-science company Pangaia could be evolving into a one-stop shopping destination for waste-conscious consumers.

Tomorrow's Brands Are Reimagining Product Formats, Reshaping Industries
Tomorrow's Brands Are Reimagining Product Formats, Reshaping Industries

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Bite has reimagined the way consumers can and should use routine personal-care products. It has disrupted the linear approach to a stale industry with a fresh, waste-free format that offers a successful, premium model of circularity.

Trending: Starbucks, A&W Advancing Coffee Cup Circularity
Trending: Starbucks, A&W Advancing Coffee Cup Circularity

WASTE NOT - This week, Starbucks and A&W Canada unveiled their latest strategies for ending disposable-cup waste with the introduction of reusable and compostable options, respectively.

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Jaguar Land Rover Charges Ahead with Circular Model for I-PACE Batteries
Jaguar Land Rover Charges Ahead with Circular Model for I-PACE Batteries

CLEANTECH - JLR has partnered to create a zero-emissions charging unit using second-life Jaguar I-PACE batteries. Reusing its EV batteries will create new, circular business models for JLR in energy storage and beyond.

How Can Apparel Brands Solve a Problem Like Deadstock?
How Can Apparel Brands Solve a Problem Like Deadstock?

WASTE NOT - A growing number of niche brands are finding success with apparel repurposing; but many larger apparel companies have no best practices in place for managing their enormous volumes of unsellable merchandise. Fortunately, a new sub-industry of upcycling partners is stepping in to ‘reimagine’ increasingly large volumes of deadstock.

Paleblue Is Betting Big on a Switch to Rechargeable
Paleblue Is Betting Big on a Switch to Rechargeable

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The startup estimates that wide-scale adoption of long-life, rechargeable batteries could save 126,350 metric tons of batteries from filling US landfills each year, with an immeasurable reduction in chemical leakage. But the industry has been slow to innovate to address its environmental impacts.

Racing to Zero, Part 3: Reimagining Construction for Circularity
Racing to Zero, Part 3: Reimagining Construction for Circularity

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The latent circular revolution is slow in getting off the ground in construction — but it’s time to reimagine and transform the industry. Here we explore eight key shifts to help construction actors rise to the circular challenge.

Design for Recycling: High-Tech or Back to Basics?
Design for Recycling: High-Tech or Back to Basics?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Maybe before companies spend millions on futuristic high-tech, they should go back to the drawing board and start sketching from a different perspective. Because there is no technology more powerful than the creative mind.

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Meet Svart: The World’s First Off-Grid, Energy-Positive, Luxury Resort
Meet Svart: The World’s First Off-Grid, Energy-Positive, Luxury Resort

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The futuristic hotel is being built using a ‘360-degree, holistic circular approach.’ With a data-driven approach to next-level ecotourism, Svart’s goals include not only its guests’ relaxation, but education on environmental conservation, and changes in ‘attitude and behavior.’

From Shores to Shelves: Codifying Ocean Plastic Supply Chains
From Shores to Shelves: Codifying Ocean Plastic Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - Brands committed to increasing sustainability by putting ocean plastic to good use deserve the infrastructure and data they need to verify their products and meet the standards that consumers demand.

After Going Public, On Rightly Has Its Head in the Cloud
After Going Public, On Rightly Has Its Head in the Cloud

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The Swiss company now has the funds to take its sustainability ethos to the next level — with the launch of a potentially game-changing, truly circular shoe and long-awaited subscription service.

Making a Hot Cup Recyclable: The Innovation Behind the Scenes at WestRock
Making a Hot Cup Recyclable: The Innovation Behind the Scenes at WestRock

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - In 2019, WestRock’s answer to a recyclable hot cup was named a winner of the NextGen Cup challenge. Here, we go behind the scenes of developing this innovative barrier technology and hear what’s next for the holy grail of the easily recycled hot cup.

Why There Won’t Be Quite So Much Waste from the Big Game This Year
Why There Won’t Be Quite So Much Waste from the Big Game This Year

WASTE NOT - From cups and straws to the over 300 million gallons of beer expected to be drunk in the US this weekend, companies are stepping up with innovative solutions to rein in the fallout from one of our most wasteful celebration days of the year.

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Driscoll’s Working to Scale Circular Plastics Economy, from Field to Clamshell
Driscoll’s Working to Scale Circular Plastics Economy, from Field to Clamshell

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Driscoll’s leads the produce industry in increasing the circularity of packaging and landfill diversion of agricultural plastics. It’s the first berry company to make public commitments and inject serious funding into innovation — with a goal to create economies of scale.

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