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Trending: The Future of Sustainable Food Is the Stuff of Science Fiction
Trending: The Future of Sustainable Food Is the Stuff of Science Fiction

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Organic agriculture is likely one of the first things that come to mind when considering a sustainable food future, but emerging news would suggest that it is the laboratory — not the fields — where the sustainable food revolution is taking form.

BASF introduces first new class of public health insecticide for malaria prevention in more than 30 years
BASF introduces first new class of public health insecticide for malaria prevention in more than 30 years

PRESS RELEASE - BASF has received a recommendation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for Interceptor® G2, a long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito net (LN) based on chlorfenapyr. Chlorfenapyr is a completely new insecticide class for combating mosquitoes for public health. This is the first WHO recommendation for a product based on a new insecticide class in more than 30 years.  Working with the Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in a collaboration lasting over a decade, BASF’s scientists successfully repurposed chlorfenapyr to be effective on mosquito nets and meet stringent WHO performance thresholds for public health.

CVS Health Joins the Sustainable Packaging Coalition
CVS Health Joins the Sustainable Packaging Coalition

PRESS RELEASE - CVS Health, a leading drugstore and pharmacy company, has announced its membership in the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC). CVS Health joins over 190 coalition members including Target, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, USPS, Verizon, Disney Consumer Products, and many others collectively working to advance sustainable packaging. CVS Health's membership in the SPC builds on their efforts to reduce product packaging waste in collaboration with its suppliers. "Retailers play a pivotal role in packaging decisions and CVS Health's tremendous reach offers a tremendous opportunity," said Adam Gendell, Associate Director, Sustainable Packaging Coalition. "We are excited to welcome CVS to the Coalition and we look forward to working together."

Trending: Circular Solutions for Agricultural, Seafood Waste Unlock New Economic Opportunities
Trending: Circular Solutions for Agricultural, Seafood Waste Unlock New Economic Opportunities

WASTE NOT - Circular solutions for food waste are popping up almost daily, but agricultural and seafood waste are commonly overlooked, despite the value that can be derived from these biomaterials. Recognizing the opportunities these waste streams present for both economic and environmental ends, organizations across the globe have unveiled new products and procedures that could help set new industry precedents.

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Closed Loop Foundation Awards $350K to 8 Startups Fighting Food Waste
Closed Loop Foundation Awards $350K to 8 Startups Fighting Food Waste

WASTE NOT - Approximately 63 million tons of food are wasted in the U.S. each year, a monumental number that has significant environmental and social repercussions. In an effort to reduce the amount of food that is lost and wasted, the Closed Loop Foundation has granted $350,000 to projects across the U.S. working to advance the reduction, recovery and recycling of food waste. Closed Loop reviewed 150 proposals over a period of nine months, finally selecting eight to receive funding to develop and scale their solutions.

Trending: Biomimicry, Changing Attitudes Poised to Revolutionize Apparel Sector
Trending: Biomimicry, Changing Attitudes Poised to Revolutionize Apparel Sector

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Fashion continues to make headlines, with news emerging about a new textile breakthrough and shifting attitudes towards clothing across the UK that are helping drive down the industry’s environmental impact.

5 Climate Change Solutions Advance to Biomimicry Accelerator
5 Climate Change Solutions Advance to Biomimicry Accelerator

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Nature-inspired solutions designed to tackle some of the world’s most pressing problems continue to gain steam as five teams of entrepreneurs from around the world vie for the top prize at the 2017 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.

Trending: Diapers, Railway Ties Help Drive Forward the Circular Agenda
Trending: Diapers, Railway Ties Help Drive Forward the Circular Agenda

WASTE NOT - What do diapers and railway ties have in common? They’re two of the latest products to receive the circular treatment, helping businesses reimagine waste streams as resources and driving the economy towards a more sustainable, circular model.

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Braskem, Sealed Air, Naturepedic Unveil Renewable, Carbon-Negative Polyethylene Foam
Braskem, Sealed Air, Naturepedic Unveil Renewable, Carbon-Negative Polyethylene Foam

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - A new partnership between Braskem, the largest thermoplastics resins producer in the Americas and a leading biopolymers producer, Sealed Air Corporation, a packaging, cleaning and hygiene solutions company, and Naturepedic, a manufacturer of certified organic mattresses and bedding, is aiming to help consumers lead a more sustainable lifestyle even in their sleep. Together, the partners have developed a first-of-its-kind formula for renewable polyethylene foam.

Nat Geo, GSK Launch 'Chasing Genius Challenge' to Tackle Climate Change, Global Health
Nat Geo, GSK Launch 'Chasing Genius Challenge' to Tackle Climate Change, Global Health

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - In an effort to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the world today, National Geographic and GSK Consumer Healthcare have joined forces to launch the Chasing Genius Challenge. The competition aims to uncover innovative solutions for issues related to sustainability, global health and food security and will provide $25,000 to winners to scale their ideas.

Sustainable Brands Announces 2017 SB Innovation Open Winner
Sustainable Brands Announces 2017 SB Innovation Open Winner

PRESS RELEASE -   Detroit Ento wins startup competition at SB’17 Detroit  

Climax Ecosystems: Looking to Nature to Optimize Your Company Culture
Climax Ecosystems: Looking to Nature to Optimize Your Company Culture

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - A resilient organization must operate in a way that ensures all associated entities survive and thrive. In a healthy ecosystem, everyone has a niche and a role; feedback loops are short and constant, ensuring accountable and creative decision-making is happening at all levels. Functioning in this way not only strengthens internal functionality, but allows organizations to better nurture crucial outside partnerships. So, what if an organization functioned like a climax ecosystem? Sharp feedback mechanisms, efficient supply chains, and self-organized teams create organizations that are always ready for the next big opportunity.

Braskem, Sealed Air and Naturepedic partner to bring renewable foam polyethylene to the market
Braskem, Sealed Air and Naturepedic partner to bring renewable foam polyethylene to the market

PRESS RELEASE - I'm GreenTM Polyethylene (PE) bio-based resin provides a more sustainable approach to a great night's sleep with new carbon reducing material.

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PepsiCo joins New Plastics Economy Initiative as Core Partner
PepsiCo joins New Plastics Economy Initiative as Core Partner

PRESS RELEASE - PepsiCo has joined the New Plastics Economy initiative as a Core Partner, signaling the global food and beverage company's continued commitment to reduce packaging waste. Led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the New Plastics Economy is bringing together industry, government, NGOs, scientists, students and citizens to build a more sustainable global plastics value chain.

BASF Announces Cooperation With HP Indigo
BASF Announces Cooperation With HP Indigo

PRESS RELEASE - BASF has recently entered a strategic collaboration with HP Indigo, the world’s leading manufacturer of digital printing presses. Both companies will collaborate to develop water-based adhesive solutions for flexible packaging that are specially tailored for the requirements of the HP Indigo ElectroInk process, a highly flexible and fast digital printing process.

Water-based inks and adhesives as a valuable contribution to sustainability in flexible packaging
Water-based inks and adhesives as a valuable contribution to sustainability in flexible packaging

PRESS RELEASE - - Water-based Joncryl® and Epotal® offer less environmental impact at similar costs and performance compared to solvent-based technologies- Eco-Efficiency Analysis (EEA) proves a reduced carbon footprint for water-based inks and adhesives of about 15%

Philips' Sustainability Performance Influences Interest Rate for New Revolving Credit Facility
Philips' Sustainability Performance Influences Interest Rate for New Revolving Credit Facility

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Royal Philips (Philips), a leader in health technology, has announced an agreement with a consortium of sixteen banks for a new €1 billion Revolving Credit Facility with an interest rate that will be dependent on the company’s year-on-year sustainability performance improvement.

CVS Health Nixes Harmful Chemicals from Beauty, Personal Care Products
CVS Health Nixes Harmful Chemicals from Beauty, Personal Care Products

WALKING THE TALK - Following the announcement of its new store renovation initiative, CVS Pharmacy has revealed that it will be eliminating parabens, phthalates and the most prevalent formaldehyde donors in nearly 600 beauty and personal care products in its CVS Health, Beauty 360, Essence of Beauty and Blade lines. CVS Pharmacy will stop shipping store brand products that don’t meet these standards to distribution centers by the end of 2019.

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CVS Health Redesigns Stores to Further Improve Health of Its Offerings
CVS Health Redesigns Stores to Further Improve Health of Its Offerings

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - CVS Health announced this week it is harnessing the power of design to activate its purpose. The national drugstore chain is rolling out a new store renovation project that builds on its mission to help people on their path to better health.

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