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Forget EPR: Researchers Outline Blueprint for ‘Ultimate Producer Responsibility’ for E-waste
Forget EPR: Researchers Outline Blueprint for ‘Ultimate Producer Responsibility’ for E-waste

WASTE NOT - Existing EPR systems limit electronics producers’ responsibility to national jurisdictions, not to the countries to which we export our electronics waste, and neither lead to multiple product use cycles nor to safe e-waste management.

eBay UK’s ‘Imperfects’ Marketplace Gives Flawed Fashion Items a Second Chance
eBay UK’s ‘Imperfects’ Marketplace Gives Flawed Fashion Items a Second Chance

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The platform features items from over 100 high-street and high-end designers at up to 60% off. All items are considered new, but feature minor defects that would prevent brands from selling them in stores at full retail prices.

Construction Evolved: Optimizing the Built World for the Health of People and the Planet
Construction Evolved: Optimizing the Built World for the Health of People and the Planet

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - While integrating embodied-carbon tracking and reporting onto connected platforms is a complex feat, it ultimately will transform and revolutionize ESG efforts for the construction industry.

New Kia-Ocean Cleanup Partnership the Latest in Ongoing Effort to Rein in Our Global Plastic Footprint
New Kia-Ocean Cleanup Partnership the Latest in Ongoing Effort to Rein in Our Global Plastic Footprint

WASTE NOT - Through the seven-year partnership, Kia will support The Ocean Cleanup’s work and construction of new plastic-collection devices, and integrate portions of the harvested plastic into its value chain.

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4 Ways to Unlock Carbon Finance in Agriculture to Drive Climate Action
4 Ways to Unlock Carbon Finance in Agriculture to Drive Climate Action

WALKING THE TALK - Too many corporate carbon offset schemes rely on measuring soil organic carbon — which is highly variable, hard to measure and easy to lose. Here is a four-step framework for companies looking to create tangible impacts on the ground (pun intended).

How Digital Technology Is Supporting a Circular Future for eCommerce
How Digital Technology Is Supporting a Circular Future for eCommerce

THE NEXT ECONOMY - More and more ecommerce companies are considering how a circular approach, with the support of digital technology, can reduce their footprint and help consumers do the same.

Trending: Luxury Carmakers Accelerate Sustainability Ambitions
Trending: Luxury Carmakers Accelerate Sustainability Ambitions

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Two of the UK’s most iconic names in luxury cars — Aston Martin and Jaguar Land Rover — are building on their efforts to ensure they’re soon known as much for being sustainable as they are sleek and stylish.

The Humble Crab Shell Could Upend a Variety of Polluting Industries — Starting with Wastewater
The Humble Crab Shell Could Upend a Variety of Polluting Industries — Starting with Wastewater

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Washington-based startup Tidal Vision upcycles discarded crab shells to produce chitosan — a positively charged biopolymer with myriad applications in sustainable water treatment, textile production, agriculture and more.

Thought-Provoking Campaigns Urge Consumers to Take More Conscious Approach to Shopping
Thought-Provoking Campaigns Urge Consumers to Take More Conscious Approach to Shopping

MARKETING AND COMMS - This week, Sendle and Allbirds launched creative for Earth Week that remind consumers of the vast environmental costs of our addiction to instant-gratification retail and shipping.

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New Research Shows ‘Urban-Rural Divide’ Bridged by Interest in Sustainable Lifestyles
New Research Shows ‘Urban-Rural Divide’ Bridged by Interest in Sustainable Lifestyles

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - A recent survey found that 77% of US adults believe the pandemic has driven people in the country apart. But we’ve also seen how people’s behaviors and interests have changed in ways that demonstrate shared cultural values, regardless of where they live.

Logitech, Nestlé, PepsiCo Among Founding Members of Design for Good Alliance
Logitech, Nestlé, PepsiCo Among Founding Members of Design for Good Alliance

COLLABORATION - The non-profit global alliance features nine organizations committed to dedicating the power of their design communities to addressing the UN SDGs — beginning with SDG 6: clean water and sanitation.

Over 100 NGOs Join Forces to Escalate Climate Pressure on Vanguard
Over 100 NGOs Join Forces to Escalate Climate Pressure on Vanguard

MARKETING AND COMMS - The world's second-largest asset manager received the worst possible score in a new climate scorecard as NGOs, grassroots groups, and finance experts ramp up pressure for it to act on climate.

The Circularity Paradox: Overcoming the Problem of Scale in Achieving a Closed Loop
The Circularity Paradox: Overcoming the Problem of Scale in Achieving a Closed Loop

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In finding innovative ways to ensure new electronics are made from their recycled counterparts, one of the biggest barriers for manufacturers continues to be the supply chain.

8 Rules for Leaders to Break to Combat Social, Economic and Racial Injustices
8 Rules for Leaders to Break to Combat Social, Economic and Racial Injustices

LEADERSHIP - To truly help individuals and ourselves, we need to bust up the system, swim upstream and avoid the herd mentality. We need to take a step back and truly understand our own roles in society — and by doing so, to let go of outdated notions.

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KLM Called Out for Misleading Claim That Travelers Can ‘Fly CO2 Zero’
KLM Called Out for Misleading Claim That Travelers Can ‘Fly CO2 Zero’

WALKING THE TALK - A Dutch advertising watchdog has ruled that a recent ad telling the airline’s customers they could fly carbon-emission free is misleading.

GAF Project Aims to Increase Quality of Life, Climate Resilience in Urban Communities
GAF Project Aims to Increase Quality of Life, Climate Resilience in Urban Communities

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The GAF Cool Community Project will assess and mitigate the impacts of the urban heat island effect in landlocked and underserved cities — beginning with the Los Angeles neighborhood of Pacoima.

BlackRock ‘Anticipates’ 75% of Portfolio Edging Toward Net Zero by 2030
BlackRock ‘Anticipates’ 75% of Portfolio Edging Toward Net Zero by 2030

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - While the announcement from the world’s largest asset manager could potentially have significant influence on lowering global emissions, BlackRock’s passive approach is a missed opportunity to actively drive the transition to a low-carbon, net-zero economy.

40 Acre Co-Op Sowing Seeds for Financially Sustainable Future for Black Farmers
40 Acre Co-Op Sowing Seeds for Financially Sustainable Future for Black Farmers

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The first national Black farmer co-op since the Reconstruction era is on a mission to revive and support Black farmers — which have dwindled to a mere 1.4% of farmers in the US — and cultivate a national network of growers of regeneratively farmed hemp.

Shared Mobility, Accessibility, Electrification Among Keys to Sustainable Urban Future
Shared Mobility, Accessibility, Electrification Among Keys to Sustainable Urban Future

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The future of our cities is at stake, and it is our duty to find solutions that allow us to offer our users what they demand: more efficient and sustainable cities, at the service of people and not their cars.

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Bridgestone, LanzaTech Partner to Explore Opportunities for Tire Circularity
Bridgestone, LanzaTech Partner to Explore Opportunities for Tire Circularity

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The exclusive partnership will leverage LanzaTech’s technology to create a pathway toward tire material circularity and the decarbonization of new tire production.

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