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Composting Consortium Aims to Advance Recovery of Compostable Packaging, Food Scraps
Composting Consortium Aims to Advance Recovery of Compostable Packaging, Food Scraps

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The new Consortium — which includes Closed Loop Partners, PepsiCo, the NextGen Consortium, the US Plastics Pact and other value chain players — aims to pilot industry-wide solutions and map tech and infrastructure investment to advance the circularity of compostable packaging in the US.

P&G, Walmart Collaborate on Interactive Experience to Help Guide Better Purchases, Habits
P&G, Walmart Collaborate on Interactive Experience to Help Guide Better Purchases, Habits

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - The two companies have teamed up to develop an interactive, educational and entertaining experience designed to educate families on how they can conserve resources in their homes with a few simple changes.

Circularity Doesn't Need to Be Overwhelming: 3 Ways Retailers Can Close Loops in eCommerce
Circularity Doesn't Need to Be Overwhelming: 3 Ways Retailers Can Close Loops in eCommerce

THE NEXT ECONOMY - For retailers, the logistical challenges of returns are overwhelming. Without circularity in operations, returned items often end up in landfills. But retailers can take small, immediate steps to set themselves up for becoming more circular — and more successful.

Loop Expands Into Brick-and-Mortar Stores Worldwide
Loop Expands Into Brick-and-Mortar Stores Worldwide

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The reusable packaging platform’s transition from ecommerce to in-store marks the conclusion of its hugely successful pilot and the beginning of Loop’s next phase of growth, which will see it available in-store across five countries and on four continents.

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Nestlé Professional, WRI Expand Cool Food Meals to Foodservice Locations Across the US
Nestlé Professional, WRI Expand Cool Food Meals to Foodservice Locations Across the US

MARKETING AND COMMS - New partnership enables foodservice operators to easily guide diners toward climate-friendly food choices. Nestlé Professional Cool Food Meals will incorporate plant-based proteins from Sweet Earth Foods, which will be carbon neutral by 2025.

New Report Sees Home Furnishings Recommerce Eclipsing Traditional Retail
New Report Sees Home Furnishings Recommerce Eclipsing Traditional Retail

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As circular business models continue to increase in popularity, Chairish’s report finds the resale furniture industry projected to grow by 54% over the next five years; two-thirds of consumers surveyed think resale will play a significant role in the future of sustainability.

How eCommerce Can Reduce Both Shoe Returns and Their Environmental Effects
How eCommerce Can Reduce Both Shoe Returns and Their Environmental Effects

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Retailers and brands that view themselves as leaders in a customer's online shopping journey, and want to keep their trust in sustainability initiatives, need to solve the root of the return culture problem: Fit. Sizeable advancements in AI and machine learning have put the perfect fit in the hands of everyone.

IKEA Brings Circular Model Stateside with Pilot of Buy Back & Resell Service
IKEA Brings Circular Model Stateside with Pilot of Buy Back & Resell Service

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The retailer is piloting the service, which helps customers prolong the life of their furniture, at IKEA Conshohocken for a limited time — with a goal of expanding it to all of its US stores in the future.

The Road to Zero Waste Is Paved with Incremental Changes
The Road to Zero Waste Is Paved with Incremental Changes

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Shifting to new packaging formats can feel daunting for brands because of perceived costs and anticipated operational downtime. But through incremental changes, companies can reduce reliance on less sustainable materials in an efficient, cost-effective and scalable way.

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New Amazon Programs Aim to Curtail Rampant eCommerce Return Waste
New Amazon Programs Aim to Curtail Rampant eCommerce Return Waste

WASTE NOT - With its size and scale and proper follow-through, Amazon has the potential to make a significant dent in global product waste and offer models for other retailers to follow.

Too Good to Go Releases First Impact Report, Commits to Climate Positivity
Too Good to Go Releases First Impact Report, Commits to Climate Positivity

WASTE NOT - The world’s leading anti-food-waste app releases first Impact Report and commits to going beyond its carbon-neutral achievement to continue to fight climate change.

CVS Health, Target, Walmart Piloting Alternative Bag Solutions to Combat Plastic Waste
CVS Health, Target, Walmart Piloting Alternative Bag Solutions to Combat Plastic Waste

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The partnership among the leading retailers’ different stores sets an exciting precedent; collaboration will help accelerate pathways to scale and help address the systemic challenge of plastic bag waste.

Report: Circular Apparel Market Projected to Reach $77B by 2026
Report: Circular Apparel Market Projected to Reach $77B by 2026

WASTE NOT - thredUP’s 2021 Resale Report estimates that the secondhand clothing market will double in the next 5 years, reaching $77 billion. Policy incentives to end fast fashion production and disposal would fuel the movement.

Target Unveils Plan to Co-Create an Equitable, Sustainable Future for All
Target Unveils Plan to Co-Create an Equitable, Sustainable Future for All

WALKING THE TALK - Among the retailer’s goals are to achieve 20% Black team member representation across the company by 2023; and reach net zero in both waste to landfill and value-chain-wide emissions, and 100% owned-brand product circularity, by 2040.

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Amidst Industry Boom, Brands Find More Sustainable Solutions to eCommerce Logistics
Amidst Industry Boom, Brands Find More Sustainable Solutions to eCommerce Logistics

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - From rethinking sourcing to shipping, here are some of the key carbon- and waste-reducing strategies brands big and small are using to better balance sustainability and business goals.

Preventing Toxic Pollution in a Pandemic: Retailers Report Progress Toward Safer Chemicals
Preventing Toxic Pollution in a Pandemic: Retailers Report Progress Toward Safer Chemicals

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The fifth annual 'Who's Minding the Store?' retailer report card shines a light on both market leaders and laggards in chemical safety. Grading retailers against one another motivates action to improve; and mobilizing public concern reminds companies that customers matter the most.

Breakthrough: 7 Unlocks to Scaling Healthy and Sustainable Living
Breakthrough: 7 Unlocks to Scaling Healthy and Sustainable Living

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - So, what’s still preventing consumers from living more in line with their values? GlobeScan has identified seven critical “unlocks” to help consumers to change their behaviors, and start aligning their lifestyles with their values and aspirations.

Shoppers Play a Huge Role in the Climate Battle
Shoppers Play a Huge Role in the Climate Battle

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Two innovative new offerings provide forward-thinking companies an engaging way to not only compensate for their product emissions, but to engage with their customers around climate action in a new way. 

5 Ways Retailers Are Winning by Aligning Financial Performance, Sustainability
5 Ways Retailers Are Winning by Aligning Financial Performance, Sustainability

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Many retail and food giants are proving that businesses can grow, improve margins and bolster competitive advantage through examination of waste streams and investing in creative solutions — even during a pandemic.

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How Amazon Is Scaling Conscious Consumerism by Partnering with Brands, Certifications
How Amazon Is Scaling Conscious Consumerism by Partnering with Brands, Certifications

MARKETING AND COMMS - The e-commerce giant is working with over 20 product-certification partners to deliver product-specific sustainability information to shoppers through its Climate Pledge Friendly program.

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