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New PANGAIA Partnership Aims to Scale Industry Adoption of Sustainable Synthetic Textiles
New PANGAIA Partnership Aims to Scale Industry Adoption of Sustainable Synthetic Textiles

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - With an investment in Kintra Fibers, a material science company that makes 100% bio-based and compostable yarns, PANGAIA aims to raise industry standards for synthetic materials.

A Return to Atlantis, Part I: Infrastructure on the Brink
A Return to Atlantis, Part I: Infrastructure on the Brink

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Every aspect of coastal infrastructure will be impacted by sea level rise; and the sheer size of the problem is difficult to comprehend. We can’t just turn Venice, California into Venice, Italy; but there are things we can do to protect our coastal communities and infrastructure.

3 Advances in Sequestering Carbon in the Built Environment
3 Advances in Sequestering Carbon in the Built Environment

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The ability to not only eliminate greenhouse gas emissions, but actually sequester carbon, would transform buildings from net negative to net positive entities. Here, we examine several approaches making this possible.

Committing to Compostable: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health’s Journey to Create a 100% Plant-Based Cleansing Cloth
Committing to Compostable: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health’s Journey to Create a 100% Plant-Based Cleansing Cloth

OUR HEALTHY LIVES MISSION - Transitioning the market-leading Neutrogena make-up wipes to 100% plant-based fabric will massively increase the reach of the innovation, and illustrates the potential for transforming products across numerous brands and sectors. The company plans to share information about the new fabric with the industry.

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Operating vs Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment: The Difference and Why It Matters
Operating vs Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment: The Difference and Why It Matters

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The tremendous work to reduce operational carbon from buildings in recent years can be seen in the rise of net-zero energy buildings. But without a comparable focus on reducing embodied carbon in construction materials, that work will not lead to the hoped-for mitigation of climate change.

Electric Vehicles, Renewable Fuels Can Coexist in a Clean Energy Future
Electric Vehicles, Renewable Fuels Can Coexist in a Clean Energy Future

CLEANTECH - The future of alternative energy will not be based on a single solution. Options are much more likely to include “all of the above” answers, using both electricity and proven alternatives such as biodiesel.

This Cidery Is Restoring Biodiversity While Reviving Traditional Cider-Making
This Cidery Is Restoring Biodiversity While Reviving Traditional Cider-Making

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - By reviving traditional meadow orchards in its native Luxembourg, where much of the cider industry had died and fruit was going to waste, carbon-negative Ramborn Cider Co. has set about reversing the loss of biodiversity in the region.

Repurposing Farm-Based Food Waste Provides Pathway to a Healthier Planet
Repurposing Farm-Based Food Waste Provides Pathway to a Healthier Planet

WASTE NOT - Food waste handling presents itself as either a generator of deadly greenhouse gases — or a tool for immediate decarbonization of the food cycle, and an increase in the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices.

Why Wait for Regulation — Instead of Doing Better Now?
Why Wait for Regulation — Instead of Doing Better Now?

BUSINESS CASE - Corporations are afraid of their costs rising — shareholder interests demand a high return on investment in order for companies to remain profitable and competitive. But it simply will not remain viable to be a corporation that doesn’t address its impact on the environment.

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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.

Scarcity Breeding Increasingly Innovative Water-Saving Strategies in Agriculture
Scarcity Breeding Increasingly Innovative Water-Saving Strategies in Agriculture

SUPPLY CHAIN - By incorporating new technologies and tactics into farming practices, agriculture can promote more efficient irrigation and water management — and play a major role in global water conservation and reuse.

The North Face’s Explore Fund Council to Help Create Equity in the Outdoors
The North Face’s Explore Fund Council to Help Create Equity in the Outdoors

WALKING THE TALK - Launching in 2021, the celebrity-led Explore Fund Council will focus on accelerating culturally relevant exploration opportunities and connecting diverse communities to the benefits of outdoor exploration.

Chicago Parks Contribute to Cleaner Air with Renewable Fuel
Chicago Parks Contribute to Cleaner Air with Renewable Fuel

CLEANTECH - How biodiesel use supports the Chicago Park District's mission to preserve its world-class park system for future generations.

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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The Slow, Steady Climb on the Road to Higher Blends of Biodiesel
The Slow, Steady Climb on the Road to Higher Blends of Biodiesel

CLEANTECH - Advocates for biodiesel notched a big victory in December when President Trump signed into law a new budget deal that included a five-year extension of the $1/gallon tax credit for biodiesel blenders.

MSC: Progress Has Been Made in Sustainable Fishing, But Change Needs to Happen Faster
MSC: Progress Has Been Made in Sustainable Fishing, But Change Needs to Happen Faster

SUPPLY CHAIN - According to a new report, over 17% of the world’s wild marine catch is now MSC certified; but consumers, brands and retailers must all help to accelerate the pace of change.

Does Adopting Renewable Energy Feel Complex? 4 Considerations to Get You Started
Does Adopting Renewable Energy Feel Complex? 4 Considerations to Get You Started

CLEANTECH - When adopting a renewable energy strategy, here are four considerations all executives should keep in mind that will streamline the process and ensure their end results achieve their sustainability goals.

Trending: 4 Steps Forward for a Circular Economy for Fashion
Trending: 4 Steps Forward for a Circular Economy for Fashion

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Eastman's new Naia Renew portfolio, ASOS’ first circular collection, and the launch of brands Borobabi and Covalent add to the budding landscape of fashion that chips away at the rampant waste created by the industry.

In the Spirit of Sustainability: Absolut Set to Unveil Fully Recyclable Paper Bottles
In the Spirit of Sustainability: Absolut Set to Unveil Fully Recyclable Paper Bottles

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - While still in the testing phase, The Absolut Company hopes that its new paper bottle will be the first of many in a wider range of sustainable packaging solutions for consumers.

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Virtue Signaling vs Advocacy: What Brands Can Learn from Patagonia’s Campaign to Protect the Arctic
Virtue Signaling vs Advocacy: What Brands Can Learn from Patagonia’s Campaign to Protect the Arctic

WALKING THE TALK - If your brand is serious about sustainability, look no further than Patagonia’s example. The company shows us all what it looks like to build a community of advocates and network of allies that work collectively to shape policymaking. Your brand has that power, too.

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