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Organic Standards Board Cracking Down on Next-Generation GMOs
Organic Standards Board Cracking Down on Next-Generation GMOs

MARKETING AND COMMS - The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) has voted unanimously to update U.S. organic standards to exclude ingredients derived from next-generation genetic engineering and gene editing.

How Tanita Is Using Measurement Expertise to Change Human Eating Habits
How Tanita Is Using Measurement Expertise to Change Human Eating Habits

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Modern global nutritional problems derive from food excess as well as food shortage. Traditionally a first-world problem, obesity is now spreading to developing countries. Individual countries and companies are responding to the Sustainable Development Goal to improve nutrition. One unique employee cafeteria has sparked a huge movement to improve nutrition in Japan.

Trending: BioSteel, Self-Healing Protective Fabrics Among Latest Innovations Revolutionizing Textiles
Trending: BioSteel, Self-Healing Protective Fabrics Among Latest Innovations Revolutionizing Textiles

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Hot on the heels of its release earlier this month of the world’s first football and running performance products made from upcycled marine plastic waste, adidas continues its journey toward revolutionizing materials with the unveiling of the world’s first performance shoe made using Biosteel® fiber – a synthetic version of spider silk.

Kimberly-Clark Engages Local Entrepreneurs to Combat Global Sanitation Crisis
Kimberly-Clark Engages Local Entrepreneurs to Combat Global Sanitation Crisis

COLLABORATION - Increasing access to clean, safe and sustainable sanitation to 10 million people by 2022 is a top priority for personal care corporation Kimberly-Clark’s Sustainability 2022 goals, and on November 19, World Toilet Day, the company renewed its commitment to its Toilets Change Lives program, a multi-national commercial program that leverages the power of its well-known brands to educate and engage consumers and help solve the global sanitation crisis.

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RB, Indiegogo Launch ‘Healthier Tomorrow Challenge’ for Health, Well-being Startups
RB, Indiegogo Launch ‘Healthier Tomorrow Challenge’ for Health, Well-being Startups

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - RB, the leading consumer health and hygiene company behind brands such as Lysol, Durex, Nurofen, Strepsils, Gaviscon, Mucinex, Scholl, and Clearasil, has launched a startup programme on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.

Startup Creates Biomimetic Solution to Prevent Volatile Liquids Storage Emissions
Startup Creates Biomimetic Solution to Prevent Volatile Liquids Storage Emissions

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions are a major issue for oil and gas, chemicals, food and pharmaceutical industries. During the storage of ethereal liquids such as fuels and solvents, vapors can create a toxic, flammable or even explosive ‘cloud.’ In the past, oil and gas companies have fit their storage tanks with internal floating roofs made of assembled plates. The systems are efficient, but have high set up costs and can require significant maintenance work. French startup Elbé Pétro has developed an alternative technology inspired by duckweed – small aquatic plants that free-float on still water ponds – to help address chemical evaporation in storage tanks.

United Airlines Receives Highest Rating of Any Airline for Climate Action, 3 Other Sustainability Awards
United Airlines Receives Highest Rating of Any Airline for Climate Action, 3 Other Sustainability Awards

PRESS RELEASE - United Airlines is proud to announce that we have been honored with four awards in just the past week, recognizing our work to make environmental sustainability part of the DNA of our operations.

Trending: Breakthroughs in Biomimicry, Recycling Unlock ‘Tarantula Blue’ Textiles, Closed-Loop Tencel
Trending: Breakthroughs in Biomimicry, Recycling Unlock ‘Tarantula Blue’ Textiles, Closed-Loop Tencel

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The latest textile innovations include a new TENCEL® made from cotton fabric waste, recently picked up by Patagonia, and a research breakthrough that could lead to ‘tarantula blue’ textiles.

Brewing a Better Battery: Researchers Pulling Power from Brewery Wastewater
Brewing a Better Battery: Researchers Pulling Power from Brewery Wastewater

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Engineers from the University of Colorado Boulder (CUB) have developed a bio-manufacturing process that uses a biological organism cultivated in brewery wastewater to create the carbon-based materials needed to make energy storage cells. The process could represent a win-win by reducing expensive wastewater treatment costs for beer makers while providing manufacturers with a more cost-effective means of creating renewable, naturally derived fuel cell technologies.

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Could the iCHIP Bring an End to Animal Testing?
Could the iCHIP Bring an End to Animal Testing?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - We could finally be entering an age where medical and research testing on laboratory animals for human safety is no longer necessary. A team of scientists and engineers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is developing an alternative called the Isolation Chip (iCHIP). Formally known as the in-vitro Chip-based Human Investigational Platform (still iCHIP), it can replicate the central nervous system (brain), peripheral nervous system, the blood-brain barrier and the heart – the basic four biological systems required for life.

Rwanda Launches World’s First National Drone Delivery Service Powered By Zipline
Rwanda Launches World’s First National Drone Delivery Service Powered By Zipline

PRESS RELEASE - US 10/13/16 Atlanta and Kigali, Rwanda Up To 150 Emergency Medical Drone Flights a Day

Trending: Sewage Sludge, Seaweed Hold Promise for Fuel Innovation, Industrial Symbiosis
Trending: Sewage Sludge, Seaweed Hold Promise for Fuel Innovation, Industrial Symbiosis

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Add sewage sludge and seaweed to the list of raw materials that have potential for circular economy solutions: Toyota is experimenting with converting human waste into hydrogen to fuel its Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car; and Wageningen Food & Biobased Research has been exploring seaweed’s potential for a range of products including fuels, bioplastics and animal feed, as well as opportunities for symbiosis for seaweed cultivation and byproduct use.

Johnson & Johnson Advances Commitment to Improve Global Health and Well-Being
Johnson & Johnson Advances Commitment to Improve Global Health and Well-Being

PRESS RELEASE - Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) announced a new five-year commitment to help advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to help improve the health and well-being of men, women and children around the world. Johnson & Johnson is dedicating its expertise and innovations to ignite global partnerships and catalyze efforts through a variety of new implementation plans, targets and metrics. The announcement comes along with an expanded commitment by Johnson & Johnson to further strengthen the resilience of refugee and displaced children and their families in Syria and its neighboring countries where the need is greatest.

Can Product Manufacturers Benefit from the Sharing Economy?
Can Product Manufacturers Benefit from the Sharing Economy?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Collaborative consumption, also called the sharing economy, is expected to continue growing as a trend, particularly as digital technology makes sharing marketplaces more commonplace and accessible. This shift away from individual ownership of goods could really hurt manufacturers – or, as a recent study suggests, could deliver them profit-making benefits if they adjust their prices and product design.

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Wall-Mounted, Modular Gardening Innovation Wins Student Living Product Prize
Wall-Mounted, Modular Gardening Innovation Wins Student Living Product Prize

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A water- and space-efficient gardening system has been announced as the inaugural winner of the student Living Product Prize, a new initiative of the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. The AquaCity Garden is a modular hydroponic system designed to grow food and plants on indoor walls.

Trending: Cow Dung, Kombucha Bio-Textiles Bring ‘Trashion’ to a Whole New Level
Trending: Cow Dung, Kombucha Bio-Textiles Bring ‘Trashion’ to a Whole New Level

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - You may have heard the term ‘trashion’ in reference to clothing made out of trash, an art form that has grown over the past few years among students, artists and fashionistas alike with passions for both style and the environment. Well, these two new “bio-textiles” give “waste fashion” a new meaning.

J&J Shifts Focus to Material Impacts for People, Places, Practices in New 2020 Goals
J&J Shifts Focus to Material Impacts for People, Places, Practices in New 2020 Goals

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Johnson & Johnson (J&J), the world’s sixth-largest consumer health company, has released the results from their latest set of five-year goals and announced a new set for 2020. J&J’s Citizenship & Sustainability 2020 Goals represent a shift in how the company measures impact, increasing focus on material impacts as opposed to incremental reductions and year-over-year improvements. Through seven distinct goals with a combined 15 associated targets and metrics, the company aims to help make people and places healthier while creating an internal culture of health and wellbeing.

Ford, Jose Cuervo Explore the Only Scenario in Which Tequila, Cars Might Be a Good Mix
Ford, Jose Cuervo Explore the Only Scenario in Which Tequila, Cars Might Be a Good Mix

COLLABORATION - In the latest of a string of innovative partnerships in its quest for more sustainable materials (which so far have yielded CO2-based and tomato-based plastic, and guayule-based rubber, to name a few), Ford Motor Company and Jose Cuervo® are exploring the use of the tequila producer’s agave plant byproduct to develop more sustainable bioplastics to employ in Ford vehicles.

Heading Earthwards: Johnson & Johnson Dives Deep to Green Up Healthcare
Heading Earthwards: Johnson & Johnson Dives Deep to Green Up Healthcare

PRESS RELEASE - It's widely recognized that the healthcare sector has a large and costly environmental footprint. Hospitals in particular account for some of the most energy-intensive facilities, yet many traditionally have been slow to embrace resource efficiency. A study by the University of Chicago found that the industry stands to save up to $15 billion over 10 years by adopting more sustainable practices - it's an opportunity that hasn't gone unnoticed by Johnson & Johnson (J&J), the world's sixth-largest consumer health company.

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World’s First Full-Scale Bio Plant Will Sort Waste from 110,000 Homes Annually
World’s First Full-Scale Bio Plant Will Sort Waste from 110,000 Homes Annually

CLEANTECH - Danish cleantech company DONG Energy is constructing the world’s first full-scale bio plant capable of handling household waste by means of enzymes. The REnescience plant in Northwich, in the North West of England, will be able to sort 15 tonnes of waste per hour or 120,000 tonnes per year – equivalent to the amount of waste from almost 110,000 homes in the United Kingdom (UK).

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