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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 Fool-Proofing Sustainability, Part 5: Sustainable Product Platforms
The Biosphere’s Guide to Fool-Proofing 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.

Fool-Proofing Sustainability, Part 2: Materials Parsimony
Fool-Proofing 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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BASF Collaboration to Develop Closed-Loop Process for Recycling EV Batteries
BASF Collaboration to Develop Closed-Loop Process for Recycling EV Batteries

CLEANTECH - The ReLieVe project will develop and scale the process and structuring of an integrated industrial sector — from collection and recycling of end-of-life batteries, to the manufacturing of new electrode materials.

Fool-Proofing Sustainability with the ‘Biosphere Rules’
Fool-Proofing Sustainability with the ‘Biosphere Rules’

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Remediation has had some successes. But you can’t remediate an extinct species, an acidified ocean or a climate that’s pushed beyond its critical tipping point. What we need to be doing is “premediation."

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.

Solving the Problem of Plastic Waste Is About Value Creation
Solving the Problem of Plastic Waste Is About Value Creation

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Plastic in and of itself is not the problem — creating value for it is key to ensuring it doesn’t just get thrown “away.” Here are just a few of the innovations eliminating the idea of [plastic] waste.

Ekoa: The Wonder Material That Could Help Save the Rainforests
Ekoa: The Wonder Material That Could Help Save the Rainforests

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Merely slowing our rate of deforestation won't cut it if humanity is going to make a dent in climate change — major disruptions are needed. That's where Ekoa comes in.

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Trending: G-Star Raw, Gap Dyeing to Make Better Jeans
Trending: G-Star Raw, Gap Dyeing to Make Better Jeans

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - G-Star Raw launches its latest collection of garments dyed with upcycled plant waste; while Gap Inc will roll out foam-dyed denim that dramatically reduces water, chemical and energy use.

Renewal Mill: Turning By-Products Into More Nutritious Food
Renewal Mill: Turning By-Products Into More Nutritious Food

WASTE NOT - Through its proprietary technology, the company transforms organic, high-fiber food by-product streams into nutritious raw ingredients.

The World’s First Data Visualization of Product Carbon Footprints
The World’s First Data Visualization of Product Carbon Footprints

NEW METRICS - By generating carbon-intensity data for each product, CoClear was able to identify industry trends, as well as track product performance improvements along value chains.

Corporate Giants’ Suppliers Have Saved $19.3B by Reducing CO2
Corporate Giants’ Suppliers Have Saved $19.3B by Reducing CO2

BUSINESS CASE - CDP says 10 years of corporates requesting supplier transparency has triggered a step-change in environmental action.

That’s the Spirit: Optimizing the Inputs, and Outputs, of Alcohol
That’s the Spirit: Optimizing the Inputs, and Outputs, of Alcohol

SUPPLY CHAIN - Players large and small are innovating to optimize what goes into — and comes out of — alcohol production.

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UPS Packaging Design and Testing Enables Launch of First-of-its-Kind Reusable Consumer Packaging Solution
UPS Packaging Design and Testing Enables Launch of First-of-its-Kind Reusable Consumer Packaging Solution

PRESS RELEASE - Announced at the World Economic Forum today, Loop™ enables consumers to reduce single-use consumer goods packaging consumption

Sustainable Packaging: The Estèe Lauder Companies Empowers Employees with the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s Digital Training
Sustainable Packaging: The Estèe Lauder Companies Empowers Employees with the Sustainable Packaging Coalition’s Digital Training

PRESS RELEASE - For many consumers, packaging is the very first thing they notice about our products. It’s how we introduce ourselves and set the tone for the entire consumer experience. We at the Estée Lauder Companies believe in the importance of maintaining the highest aesthetics for the design and usability of our packaging so that every step of the consumer experience is luxurious.

UK to Hold Companies Responsible for Packaging Recycling, Disposal
UK to Hold Companies Responsible for Packaging Recycling, Disposal

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Businesses and manufacturers will pay the full cost of recycling or disposing of their packaging waste, under a major new government strategy unveiled late last month by the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

Trending: BASF, Coca-Cola, EC Break New Ground on Plastics Recycling
Trending: BASF, Coca-Cola, EC Break New Ground on Plastics Recycling

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Continuing this year’s wave of near-constant innovations aimed at responsible management of post-consumer plastics are new advancements from both the private and public sector. BASF making products with chemically recycled plastics BASF announced it has broken new ground in plastic waste recycling with its ChemCycling project. Chemical recycling provides an innovative way to reutilize currently unrecyclable plastic waste, such as mixed or uncleaned plastics. Depending on the region, such waste is usually sent to landfill or burned with energy recovery.

Trending: Fashion Giants Take Further Steps to Create Climate-Friendly Industry
Trending: Fashion Giants Take Further Steps to Create Climate-Friendly Industry

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The fashion industry has kicked December off with a bang, launching a number of game-changing initiatives and partnerships aimed at further improving its image by reducing its impacts.

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The Art of Failure: Lessons for Brands from the Bottom of the Pyramid
The Art of Failure: Lessons for Brands from the Bottom of the Pyramid

SUPPLY CHAIN - Let me tell you a few things about failure — a subject on which I’m something of an expert.

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