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Mattel PlayBack to Give Old Toys New Life
Mattel PlayBack to Give Old Toys New Life

WASTE NOT - With new takeback program, families can now send old toys back to Mattel, which will recover and reuse materials for use in future Mattel products.

Trending: Fashion Industry Advancing Transparency, Circularity – Thread by Thread
Trending: Fashion Industry Advancing Transparency, Circularity – Thread by Thread

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Two new initiatives leveraging connected products and scaling recycled polyester aim to accelerate industry transparency and circular materials and business models.

Decoding Ocean Plastic for Brands: Small Details, Big Impacts
Decoding Ocean Plastic for Brands: Small Details, Big Impacts

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - While the terminology soup of recycled plastic sourcing is daunting, at the end of the day every ton of plastic recycled and put back into a circular economy is part of the solution. The key for brands is to be clear and honest in communications with customers.

How Able Made’s Circular Products Are Fueling Healthier Communities
How Able Made’s Circular Products Are Fueling Healthier Communities

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Able Made is a purpose-driven lifestyle brand created to help empower city youth and support nonprofits with its sustainably made apparel and accessories, and programming aimed at a creating healthier communities through the power of design and sport.

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Value-Engineered Packaging: Does Your Packaging Reflect Your Brand Values?
Value-Engineered Packaging: Does Your Packaging Reflect Your Brand Values?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Consider working with a packaging engineer the next time you release a new product or as you take steps to make your brand more sustainable. Customised packaging solutions create less waste, fewer emissions, and more savings to pass on to your customers. 

GEON Performance Solutions Unites Vinyl Industry in COVID-19 Relief
GEON Performance Solutions Unites Vinyl Industry in COVID-19 Relief

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - In mid-2020, as companies around the country rallied and pivoted to fill demand for PPE and other vital products during the pandemic, GEON offered its expertise in logistics, supply, sourcing, technical, commercial and manufacturing operations to SMEs at no cost.

Designing for Circularity Turns Fashion Waste into a Viable Resource
Designing for Circularity Turns Fashion Waste into a Viable Resource

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - As we continue to weather a pandemic, and the industry and brands rethink longer-term existential strategies, we face a rare opportunity for change — to future-proof the entire fashion industry for the long run.

6 Months Into the Pandemic, ‘Greener’ Jobs Are Safer, Higher Paid, More Resilient
6 Months Into the Pandemic, ‘Greener’ Jobs Are Safer, Higher Paid, More Resilient

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The monthly Green Jobs Report shows that “greener” enterprises align with more resilient jobs, higher pay for workers, fewer job losses, and the potential for better overall company and investor portfolio performance.

How WestRock Is Collaborating Its Way Toward a More Circular Economy
How WestRock Is Collaborating Its Way Toward a More Circular Economy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Here, WestRock shares insights from its Climate Week panel with the Coca-Cola Company, Procter & Gamble, GreenBlue and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.

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Greyston Bakery: The Path to — and ROI of — a Loyal, Engaged Workforce
Greyston Bakery: The Path to — and ROI of — a Loyal, Engaged Workforce

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - After 25 years at Kraft Foods, Rich Jamesley was drawn to Greyston Bakery five years ago by its mission in using business for social good. I caught up with him recently to hear more about the challenges and rewards of working for this people-first organization.

Is Plastics Recycling Still a Lie?
Is Plastics Recycling Still a Lie?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - More and more plastic is finally being recovered and recycled by companies that share Oceanworks’ commitment to ensuring that this feedstock becomes — and remains — a first choice for the industry going forward.

The Business Case(s) for Blending Ocean Plastics
The Business Case(s) for Blending Ocean Plastics

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Forging a path that recognizes both the importance of recycling and the specific needs of manufacturers will enlist far more companies into the world of recycled plastic. The key to this happy medium is blending.

Growing Pressure on Brands to Cut Supply Link Tainted with Uyghur Forced Labor
Growing Pressure on Brands to Cut Supply Link Tainted with Uyghur Forced Labor

SUPPLY CHAIN - State-sanctioned camps, forced labor and cultural genocide are something no company should be involved with, directly or indirectly.

Trending: Visions of a New Energy Future from Vattenfall, BP?
Trending: Visions of a New Energy Future from Vattenfall, BP?

CLEANTECH - Two strikingly different displays emerged this week, as the energy companies shared their visions of how we might achieve a global clean energy future.

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Inside the 2019 CSR Risk and Performance Index: Regional and Sector Comparisons
Inside the 2019 CSR Risk and Performance Index: Regional and Sector Comparisons

WALKING THE TALK - Despite overall sustainability performance remaining mostly steady, EcoVadis’ latest CSR Risk and Performance Index shows significant differences between regions and industries.

The Biosphere Rules: Sustainability Is a Destination, Not a Journey
The Biosphere Rules: Sustainability Is a Destination, Not a Journey

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Envision a future where every material thing in our world is made out of a handful of materials, carefully selected to be safe, healthy and infinitely recyclable. Everything from coffee cup to countertop could be broken down and used as raw materials for a new shawl or lampshade.

Q&A: P&G and the Road to 100% Renewables
Q&A: P&G and the Road to 100% Renewables

CLEANTECH - Procter & Gamble has reached its 2020 goal of purchasing 100% renewable electricity in the US, Canada and Western Europe — which represent over 70% of its purchased electricity. We caught up with James McCall, Global Supply Chain Sustainability Leader at P&G, to learn more.

The Biosphere’s Guide to Foolproofing Sustainability, Part 5: Sustainable Product Platforms
The Biosphere’s Guide to Foolproofing Sustainability, Part 5: Sustainable Product Platforms

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Biosphere Rule #4 is about taking your value cycle, built with parsimonious materials and a power-autonomous energy system, and creating a production platform upon which you can build a whole suite of products — producing profit-amplifying economies of scale and scope.

Can Being Climate Neutral Become the New Normal?
Can Being Climate Neutral Become the New Normal?

WALKING THE TALK - Gold Standard’s Sarah Leugers recently chatted with entrepreneurial leaders at Allbirds and Peak Design to discuss their climate-neutral commitments and the value this creates for their brands.

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Foolproofing Sustainability, Part 2: Materials Parsimony
Foolproofing Sustainability, Part 2: Materials Parsimony

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The amazing diversity of life is founded on dramatic materials parsimony; almost everything in nature is built out of just four elements. Whereas, what we humans have gotten since the Industrial Revolution is *materials proliferation.*

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