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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.

Small Fashion Brands Throw Collective Weight Behind Circular Fashion Pledge
Small Fashion Brands Throw Collective Weight Behind Circular Fashion Pledge

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Over 110 small and medium-sized apparel brands from around the world have signed on to the 2020 Circular Fashion Pledge, with actionable steps to make circular fashion an industry-wide reality.

How Gap, MycoWorks, Thousand Fell Are Edging Fashion Closer to Circularity
How Gap, MycoWorks, Thousand Fell Are Edging Fashion Closer to Circularity

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Denim and leather have helped style some of the most iconic fashion statements throughout history — so when taking apparel full circle, it makes sense to start with these types of classic materials that never seem to go out of vogue.

Scotland’s Circular Ambitions Take (Hopefully Temporary) Back Seat During Pandemic
Scotland’s Circular Ambitions Take (Hopefully Temporary) Back Seat During Pandemic

WASTE NOT - COVID-19 has delayed both the Scottish Climate Change Plan update and the Scottish Circular Economy Bill. While it’s unclear now whether the latter will ever see the light of day, stakeholders agree that the delay is a welcome opportunity to reassess and strengthen the Bill.

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Fibersort Technology Could Be Game-Changing for Recycling Post-Consumer Textiles
Fibersort Technology Could Be Game-Changing for Recycling Post-Consumer Textiles

WASTE NOT - The tech can separate collected textiles by fiber composition and color into precise recycling feedstocks and return them to the supply chain — but studies show consumers need to drive the garment industry to use more recycled content in their products.

New, Standardized Guidelines Measure Plastic Leakage Across Corporate Value Chains
New, Standardized Guidelines Measure Plastic Leakage Across Corporate Value Chains

NEW METRICS - Developed for companies, the PLP guidelines provide businesses at all stages of the value chain with a robust, standardized method for calculating and reporting estimates of plastic and microplastic leakage at both the corporate and product level.

Recyclate – A New Lease on Life for Consumer Packaging?
Recyclate – A New Lease on Life for Consumer Packaging?

WASTE NOT - Consumers appreciate recycled packaging as long as it doesn’t affect the quality, functionality and price of the product. But how do brands remain competitive in view of added costs for high-quality recycling and the low price of virgin plastics?

Better Resource Management Is the Key to Achieving All SDGs
Better Resource Management Is the Key to Achieving All SDGs

WASTE NOT - Whether the eradication of poverty, or the support of climate positivity, all of the SDGs are about creating a balance of resource flows. Responsible production and consumption are essential to this — and achievable through connection, community and a bit of creativity.

Give More, and Better, This Season: The 2019 SB Holiday Gift Guide
Give More, and Better, This Season: The 2019 SB Holiday Gift Guide

WASTE NOT - What better way to celebrate and participate in the season of giving than with gifts that truly keep on giving? Here are just a few of our favorite discoveries this year of products we'd be thrilled to give and receive.

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The Plastics Industry Is Changing — Because It Has to
The Plastics Industry Is Changing — Because It Has to

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The plastics industry has become acutely self-aware. Directive targets must be met; new processes researched, developed and launched; and consumer education delivered. And looming over all of this is the spectre of sustainability, and the demonisation of plastics.

The Biosphere’s Guide to Foolproofing Sustainability, Part 6: Function Over Form
The Biosphere’s Guide to Foolproofing Sustainability, Part 6: Function Over Form

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Sustainability experts for decades have been exhorting managers to focus more on the function their products deliver and less on the product itself. Biosphere Rule #5, Function Over Form, is focused on fulfilling customers’ functional needs in ways that sustain the value cycle.

Trending: Partnerships Laying More Groundwork for Circular Plastics Economy
Trending: Partnerships Laying More Groundwork for Circular Plastics Economy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The US’ biggest beverage companies have invested into ensuring they get ‘Every Bottle Back’ for recycling; Bluewater is helping Londoners ditch single-use bottles; and SC Johnson and Plastic Bank are broadening the Social Plastic ecosystem.

WWF’s ReSource Hub: A System-Wide Feedback Loop for Solving Plastic Pollution
WWF’s ReSource Hub: A System-Wide Feedback Loop for Solving Plastic Pollution

WASTE NOT - WWF's ReSource: Plastic platform is helping companies implement ways to reduce the most plastic, measure the impact — and hold them all to account in the process. WWF’s Erin Simon told us more.

Can There Be Harmony Between Plastics and Sustainability? Greiner Says Yes.
Can There Be Harmony Between Plastics and Sustainability? Greiner Says Yes.

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Plastics companies are key to solving our plastics problem. We spoke with Stefan Grafenhorst, Head of Sustainability at Greiner, to find out more about the path toward making plastic a sustainable material.

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Do We Need Science-Based Targets for Plastic?
Do We Need Science-Based Targets for Plastic?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - How much plastic recycling is enough to save our seas? It might be time to do the math and set forth quantifiable expectations and accountabilities for plastic production, use and recovery, as we’ve started to do with emissions.

Trending: Circular In, Single-Use Out for Food and Beverage Containers
Trending: Circular In, Single-Use Out for Food and Beverage Containers

WASTE NOT - 12 UK projects have earned grants for creating a circular economy for coffee cups; and a Toronto restaurant is trialing reusable to-go containers, and asking others to follow suit.

Beverage Giants Up the Ante on Efforts to Reverse Plastic Pollution
Beverage Giants Up the Ante on Efforts to Reverse Plastic Pollution

WASTE NOT - Molson Coors, Dasani and Poland Spring all unveil ambitious plans to eliminate problematic single-use plastic from their packaging — and help keep consumers up to speed on what’s #NotTrash.

Coyuchi for Life: A Closed-Loop Approach to Textile Rentals
Coyuchi for Life: A Closed-Loop Approach to Textile Rentals

WASTE NOT - Organic linen purveyor Coyuchi is taking home textile rentals one step ahead with new, closed-loop program.

Evolving Plastic Packaging Strategies — Beyond the Straw
Evolving Plastic Packaging Strategies — Beyond the Straw

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - With rising demand for plastic, little recycled content and poor recycling rates, companies need to look carefully at their packaging strategies to ensure improvement of packaging design, recycling systems and consumer engagement in recycling.

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How to Be a Better Recycler
How to Be a Better Recycler

WASTE NOT - Many people think because they’re recycling, they’re being earth-friendly, but the reality is that over one-third of what people in the US try to recycle can’t be recycled.

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