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Cleaning Up Our Act: The Heightened Urgency for a Green Recovery
Cleaning Up Our Act: The Heightened Urgency for a Green Recovery

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The pandemic has been a turning point in the way businesses move forward. It is clear that by focusing on finding their higher purpose, right down to the intricacies of their supply chains, businesses can help manifest the sustainable future that we need.

The Future of Fashion Is in Biomaterials and Circularity
The Future of Fashion Is in Biomaterials and Circularity

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The circular economy is here to stay — and no industry is better positioned to take on this challenge than fashion. The designers, innovators and business people in this industry are starting a revolution that ensures doing good never goes out of style. 

New Innovations Simplify Ocean Plastic Supply Chain
New Innovations Simplify Ocean Plastic Supply Chain

SUPPLY CHAIN - Incorporating recycled ocean plastics into products is no longer a risky affair, and more brands are following in the footsteps of earlier pioneers to revolutionize their own product lines and story with these salvaged materials.

Interior Design Firm’s Product Exchange Minimizes Construction & Demolition Waste
Interior Design Firm’s Product Exchange Minimizes Construction & Demolition Waste

WASTE NOT - Schott Design’s product exchange program, SchottXchange, goes beyond its carpet reclamation and recycling efforts on its projects to facilitate the reuse of items within or between buildings, diverting materials from the landfill.

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Going Green (and Blue): Three Lessons Learned from a Circular Partnership
Going Green (and Blue): Three Lessons Learned from a Circular Partnership

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - As CHEP and Ice River Springs have worked together in pursuit of a stronger circular economy, we’ve learned a number of lessons. We want to share a few with you, in hopes that they’ll spark inspiration for your own operations.

Slowly But Surely, Fairphone Paving the Way to a More Ethical Electronics Industry
Slowly But Surely, Fairphone Paving the Way to a More Ethical Electronics Industry

SUPPLY CHAIN - Latest Fairphone Impact Report reveals benefits of social and environmental programs; while LCA of the Fairphone 3 shows that using a smartphone for over 5 years can reduce CO2 emissions by about 40%.

How a Classic Brand Is Tackling the Marine Plastic Problem
How a Classic Brand Is Tackling the Marine Plastic Problem

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Zipper giant YKK Group has used recycled PET yarns in the woven tape of its Natulon® zippers since 1994. But when it wanted to help address the challenge of ocean plastic, the company saw it as an opportunity to get creative.

Global Maker Challenge Finalists Tackling Food, Trade, Justice, Circularity
Global Maker Challenge Finalists Tackling Food, Trade, Justice, Circularity

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - This year’s global challenges centered around four themes: Sustainable and Healthy Food for All, Climate Change/Circular Economy, Innovation for Inclusive Trade, and Innovation for Peace and Justice.

6 Tips for Avoiding Recycled Materials Supply Chain Disruptions
6 Tips for Avoiding Recycled Materials Supply Chain Disruptions

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Don’t wait until a breakdown happens to explore alternatives. Start evaluating your supply chain today and expand your recycled plastic sources to keep things humming no matter what the world throws at you.

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Report: Existing Technologies Can Stem Flow of Plastic into the Oceans by 80%
Report: Existing Technologies Can Stem Flow of Plastic into the Oceans by 80%

WASTE NOT - We know the problem; and, increasingly, we know how to solve it. It’s time for decision-makers, including leading global consumer brands that have been identified as part of the problem, to start taking the necessary steps to prevent plastic from ending up in the ocean, now.

Trending: Returnity, Venetian Resort Working to Cut Out COVID Waste
Trending: Returnity, Venetian Resort Working to Cut Out COVID Waste

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Surgical mask upcycling and antimicrobial, reusable packaging solutions are some of the latest initiatives aiming to clean up some of our COVID-fueled, plastic-covered mess.

Trending: Levi’s, Dockers, Sheep Inc Moving Sustainable Apparel Ever Forward
Trending: Levi’s, Dockers, Sheep Inc Moving Sustainable Apparel Ever Forward

WASTE NOT - Dual launches from Levi Strauss include recycled denim Levi’s and Water<Less Dockers; while carbon-negative wool sweaters from Sheep Inc come with full supply chain transparency.

US Retail Giants Convene to Reinvent the Plastic Retail Bag
US Retail Giants Convene to Reinvent the Plastic Retail Bag

COLLABORATION - Leading retailers CVS Health, Target and Walmart — joined by Kroger and Walgreens, and NGOs Conservation International and Ocean Conservancy — unite to tackle retail bag waste and invite others to join the effort.

WEF: 395M New Jobs by 2030 If Businesses Prioritize Nature
WEF: 395M New Jobs by 2030 If Businesses Prioritize Nature

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As governments and businesses look to rebuilding the global economy post-pandemic, a new study from the World Economic Forum (WEF) has found that ‘nature-positive’ solutions can create 395 million jobs by 2030.

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Recycled Plastic Certifications Are Stifling Innovation
Recycled Plastic Certifications Are Stifling Innovation

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Recycled plastic certification makes sense. Manufacturers need confidence that the raw materials they’re acquiring meet their requirements and are truly recycled. But more certifications likely means higher costs and thus less recycled plastic.

Trending: Meet the Innovators Hell-Bent for Plant-Based Leather
Trending: Meet the Innovators Hell-Bent for Plant-Based Leather

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - While companies such as Amadou and MycoWorks are charging ahead with mushroom-based leather, here we see the material made from eggplant, cacti and apples — and taking a bite out of food waste at the same time.

Regenerative Agriculture the Linchpin for a Sustainable Fashion Future
Regenerative Agriculture the Linchpin for a Sustainable Fashion Future

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - New report reveals how emulating nature’s lessons in the fashion industry can enhance ecosystems to boost biodiversity, build soil, support communities, and clean up existing pollution.

Private Sector Can (and Must) Clean Up the Oceans
Private Sector Can (and Must) Clean Up the Oceans

WASTE NOT - The private sector must collaborate with the public sector to clean up plastic pollution in our waterways. Entities such as the TerraCycle Global Foundation have an opportunity to increase conservation and create value for all stakeholders in the work towards healthier oceans.

A Brief History of Food Declarations; and the Path to Better Ones
A Brief History of Food Declarations; and the Path to Better Ones

MARKETING AND COMMS - Food is not about boxed brands on a shelf, but about people and the environment — hence, our need for food declarations. We’re working on one that not only certifies the ingredients, but shows consumers the impact they make with the purchase of each product.

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How to Redesign Our Food System for Resilience
How to Redesign Our Food System for Resilience

THE NEXT ECONOMY - At the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s recent Big Food Workshop, a variety of experts from throughout the food space spoke on the need to radically redesign for circularity and regionalism, to help us heal our broken global food system.

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