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Trending: VW, JLR Make Big Commitments to EVs, Circular Tech
Trending: VW, JLR Make Big Commitments to EVs, Circular Tech

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Car manufacturers have dominated the news in recent weeks with details emerging about everything from scrappage schemes to big-time commitments to EVs, indicating that a significant industry-wide shift is underway. Now, Volkswagen joins the growing group of mobility giants making the switch to low-carbon vehicles, while Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has launched a new program that will place end-of-life materials into new products.

Trending: Dow, CLF Uncover New Opportunities in Previously Unrecyclable Plastics
Trending: Dow, CLF Uncover New Opportunities in Previously Unrecyclable Plastics

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - While eliminating impacts at the design stage is a crucial strategy for putting a stop to plastic pollution, it’s just one small piece of the puzzle. According to new initiatives and research from The Dow Chemical Company and the Closed Loop Foundation, investing in intelligent end-of-life solutions for previously non-recyclable packaging is just as important.

BillerudKorsnäs: Megacity Dwellers See Packaging as Crucial Solution for Sustainable Future
BillerudKorsnäs: Megacity Dwellers See Packaging as Crucial Solution for Sustainable Future

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Packaging has widely been recognized as a pathway to a sustainable future, but opinions around the critical actions needed to deliver circular outcomes in urban areas, particularly megacities (a metropolitan area with a total population over 10 million people), such as management of recycling, littering, waste and support for sustainable behavior and education, largely differ.

Control Union, H&M Launch Open Platform to Improve Sourcing, Transparency for Apparel Industry
Control Union, H&M Launch Open Platform to Improve Sourcing, Transparency for Apparel Industry

SUPPLY CHAIN - Control Union, a global network of inspection operations and dedicated laboratories, in partnership with H&M has created a new tool to help the apparel industry meet its commitments to supply chain transparency and responsible sourcing. A unique supply chain traceability and data service, CONNECTED is designed specifically for apparel industry supply chains that are complex, distributed over several tiers and countries.

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Trending: Fashion Positive, H&M Launch New Tools, Tech to Accelerate Circular Fashion Movement
Trending: Fashion Positive, H&M Launch New Tools, Tech to Accelerate Circular Fashion Movement

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The fashion and textile industries continue to make strides towards a more circular future with the emergence of new resources and technologies that make a sustainable shift easier than ever before.

Trending: Brands Look to Bio-Based, Upcycled Plastics to Reduce Apparel Industry Impacts
Trending: Brands Look to Bio-Based, Upcycled Plastics to Reduce Apparel Industry Impacts

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Startups and retail giants alike are looking to bio-based materials and recycled plastics to drive innovation and reduce environmental impacts along the value chain within the fashion and textile industry.

Fourstar Connections: ​A ​Solutions-Based EMS Provider Taking on Sustainability, Increasing Market Share
Fourstar Connections: ​A ​Solutions-Based EMS Provider Taking on Sustainability, Increasing Market Share

NEW METRICS - Massachusetts-based Fourstar Connections, founded in 1986 as a cable assembly shop, has evolved into a comprehensive solution provider with an extensive portfolio of services and solutions to tackle a wide range of manufacturing needs. It also differentiates itself with a focus on sustainability — as a value creator and risk mitigator for the company, as well as for its publicly traded customers. We caught up with Fourstar’s owner and president, Phillip Holman, to learn more about the company’s commitment to sustainability, and why he thinks it’s time for CPAs to lean into discussions and strategy-setting around the issue.

Circular Homeware Startup to Disrupt Global Furniture Industry with Landfill-to-Lifestyle Model
Circular Homeware Startup to Disrupt Global Furniture Industry with Landfill-to-Lifestyle Model

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A pioneering new sustainable homeware and accessories brand has emerged on the market and is ready to radically transform the way furniture is made forever. Materials sourcing is where digital furniture startup Pentatonic sets itself apart from its industry counterparts, with its line of contemporary designer homeware fabricated entirely from post-consumer waste.

How Buckhorn's Reusable Packaging Is Cleaning Up Supply Chains
How Buckhorn's Reusable Packaging Is Cleaning Up Supply Chains

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Ohio-based Buckhorn manufactures different types of heavy-duty, reusable plastic packaging for the food processing, automotive, manufacturing, distribution, bakery and agriculture industries, with a focus on improving companies’ supply chain performance by reducing product waste and material handling costs. The company is also dedicated to keeping its own impacts in check by buying back end-of-life containers for recycling; the company then incorporates ground-up recycled materials, called ‘regrind,’ into the next generation of containers. We spoke with president Ken Kozicki to learn more about Buckhorn’s commitment to eliminating waste throughout its value chain.

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Fuel-Efficient Chevrolet Malibu Built at an Energy-Efficient Plant
Fuel-Efficient Chevrolet Malibu Built at an Energy-Efficient Plant

PRESS RELEASE - KANSAS CITY, Kan. — General Motors’ Fairfax Assembly plant, home of the Chevrolet Malibu, earned ENERGY STAR® certification from the U.S.

Dell, Philips, Timberland Working Out Kinks in Circular Plastics Strategies
Dell, Philips, Timberland Working Out Kinks in Circular Plastics Strategies

WASTE NOT - Capturing littered plastic – whether in the oceans, on beaches or from city streets – and transforming it into new products has become something of a creative marketing drive, with brand owners investing in high-profile launches to demonstrate leadership in this space: P&G’s beach plastic shampoo bottle and the

Decision-Making Science: One Woman’s Method for Creating an Industry Sea Change
Decision-Making Science: One Woman’s Method for Creating an Industry Sea Change

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - There was the agrarian revolution, followed by the industrial revolution and now the digital revolution. With each came efficiency and added value. But with each also came a loss of jobs and painful adjustments. Currently, the world straddles two distinctly different ways of life: On one side sits the taxi cab and newspaper users among us; on the other, the Uber and Twitter devotees. These distinctly different worlds lead many businesses to a fork in the road where the path toward survival and long-term growth is often complex and unclear.

Trending: CVS, Nestlé Embrace Sustainable Packaging Practices
Trending: CVS, Nestlé Embrace Sustainable Packaging Practices

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The market for sustainable packaging is expected to reach $440.3 billion over the next decade and businesses that hop on the bandwagon early are expected to reap economic benefits as well as increased consumer satisfaction and a lower environmental footprint. Two industry giants are riding the wave of change with the help of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and the roll out of new sustainable packaging initiatives.

Why Strong Data Is Key to Any Sustainability Effort
Why Strong Data Is Key to Any Sustainability Effort

WALKING THE TALK - It’s increasingly clear that becoming more sustainable is a business imperative. And it’s not enough to “go green”; companies and industries need to factor in the social and economic impacts of their decisions locally and across their supply chains.

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C2C Products Innovation Institute Now Guiding Designers, Manufacturers on Achieving Certification
C2C Products Innovation Institute Now Guiding Designers, Manufacturers on Achieving Certification

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and MBDC are making it easier than ever for manufacturers and designers to create and certify products according to the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard with the launch of a new guidance program.

UPS Logistics, Tech Solutions Helped TerraCycle Divert 40M Lbs of Waste from Landfill in 5 Years
UPS Logistics, Tech Solutions Helped TerraCycle Divert 40M Lbs of Waste from Landfill in 5 Years

WASTE NOT - A partnership between global customs and logistics company UPS and TerraCycle has reached a major milestone — by transforming hard-to-recycle items such as toothpaste tubes and snack bags into new products, the two organizations have diverted 40 million pounds of waste from landfills since 2012.

Digital Mapping Initiative Aims to Boost Transparency in Bangladeshi Garment Sector
Digital Mapping Initiative Aims to Boost Transparency in Bangladeshi Garment Sector

NEW METRICS - With its sights set on reducing the social and environmental impacts of its garment sector, Bangladesh has launched an initiative to map all of its apparel factories.

New Report Reveals Chemical Footprinting Moving Towards Mainstream
New Report Reveals Chemical Footprinting Moving Towards Mainstream

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The Chemical Footprint Project — an initiative driving the effective management of chemicals in products and supply chains — has released its second annual report, which measures corporate chemicals management performance through a 20-question survey that evaluates companies on management strategy, chemical inventory, footprint measurement and public disclosure and verification.

Canopy Releases Updated Blueline Ranking for Sustainable Printing
Canopy Releases Updated Blueline Ranking for Sustainable Printing

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Working with sustainable print partners and using environmental papers is becoming increasingly important for brands working to meet their own sustainability targets. Environmental nonprofit Canopy has released the 2017 update to its Blueline Ranking — a tool profiling the sustainability performance of North America’s largest printers. Printers analyzed in this year’s assessment represent $34 billion in annual sales.

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Lower Emissions In Car Interiors With Improved BASF Polyether Polyols
Lower Emissions In Car Interiors With Improved BASF Polyether Polyols

PRESS RELEASE - BASF has now improved the process for manufacturing Lupranol® (polyether polyol) so that car components which are made of BASF polyurethane systems emit an average of 20 percent less aldehyde. This allows automotive suppliers, that manufacture e.g. acoustic parts, seats and steering wheels or back-foam instrument panels and doors, to meet the increasing requirements of car manufacturers and the law for lower emissions (VOCs: Volatile Organic Compounds) in vehicle interiors. Following the process change at BASF’s Asian production sites at the beginning of 2017, the modification is now being made in Europe and will take place in the US plants during the course of this year. Alongside isocyanate, polyol is the starting product for polyurethane foam systems.

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