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Lululemon’s Enzymatically Recycled Nylon 6,6 Advancing Circular Fashion
Lululemon’s Enzymatically Recycled Nylon 6,6 Advancing Circular Fashion

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The brand has partnered with Samsara Eco to extract nylon 6,6 from end-of-life textiles, demonstrating the potential to create a fully circular ecosystem for apparel.

First-of-its-Kind Fund Aims to Catalyze Equitable Access to Reuse and Refill Solutions
First-of-its-Kind Fund Aims to Catalyze Equitable Access to Reuse and Refill  Solutions

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The $1M fund aims to finance deployment of reuse and refill infrastructure — particularly in FMCG, food service and delivery, grocery, e-commerce and retail — to combat global plastic pollution.

Coca-Cola Removes Labels from Sprite Bottles to Simplify Recycling
Coca-Cola Removes Labels from Sprite Bottles to Simplify Recycling

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Labels will be replaced with an embossed logo on Sprite and Sprite Zero 500ml rPET bottles as part of a UK trial designed to reduce use of packaging materials.

Pandora Now Sources 100% Recycled Silver, Gold for Its Jewelry
Pandora Now Sources 100% Recycled Silver, Gold for Its Jewelry

SUPPLY CHAIN - By using recycled instead of newly mined silver and gold, Pandora avoids 58,000 tons of CO2 per year. The company expects that it will craft all new jewelry with 100% recycled silver and gold from the second half of 2024.

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Meet the Startup Guiding Companies Toward Net Zero — Via Circular Design
Meet the Startup Guiding Companies Toward Net Zero — Via Circular Design

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - For the hordes of companies still struggling to make good on their net-zero commitments, comply with impending climate-disclosure legislation and figure out what ‘circularity’ even means, Pentatonic is here to help.

Eastern Innovators Showing Feasibility of Circular Social Enterprises
Eastern Innovators Showing Feasibility of Circular Social Enterprises

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Southeast Asia and the Middle East are emerging as incubators for plastic-diversion innovations; and beyond putting a dent in plastic pollution, they are helping reduce poverty and making a circular economy the wave of the present.

Logitech Boosts Product Circularity, Shares Design Principles with Industry
Logitech Boosts Product Circularity, Shares Design Principles with Industry

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - To drive industry-wide carbon reduction, Logitech is sharing its design principles and tools with any organizations in the consumer-tech industry looking to boost their sustainability efforts.

Circular, Regenerative Innovations Advance in Big Food Redesign Challenge
Circular, Regenerative Innovations Advance in Big Food Redesign Challenge

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Cactus cookies, banana-peel snacks, wrinkled-pea pasta are contenders in the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Challenge for companies to design new products — or redesign existing ones — using circular principles that help address climate change and regenerate nature.

New LEGO Initiatives Fostering Empathic Learning, Brick Circularity
New LEGO Initiatives Fostering Empathic Learning, Brick Circularity

WALKING THE TALK - In the US, LEGO’s ‘Community Builders Challenge’ builds on Comic Relief US’s Red Nose Day in School program; while it brings its LEGO Replay brick take-back program to the UK.

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Parts of Future Fords Could Be Made from Olive Waste
Parts of Future Fords Could Be Made from Olive Waste

WASTE NOT - Ford engineers are conducting trials on parts made from 40% olive tree fibers and 60% recycled plastic — which is heated and injection-molded into the shape of the selected part.

Ecology Meets Circular Economy at Maryland's Bioenergy Center
Ecology Meets Circular Economy at Maryland's Bioenergy Center

CLEANTECH - By recycling organics, producing renewable natural gas, and yielding nutrient-rich soil amendments, it exemplifies a harmonious relationship between environmental responsibility and economic growth.

Will the Fashion Industry Come Clean on the Data Point That Matters Most for Circularity?
Will the Fashion Industry Come Clean on the Data Point That Matters Most for Circularity?

WASTE NOT - With 'Speak Volumes,' we aim to draw awareness to overproduction and create a more just distribution of responsibility for fashion waste clean-up — which builds on our overall goal of promoting a shift towards a justice-led, circular fashion economy.

Vivobarefoot & Balena Take Next Step Toward Regenerative Barefootwear
Vivobarefoot & Balena Take Next Step Toward Regenerative Barefootwear

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The footwear manufacturer and material-science company aim to deliver the world’s first 3D-printed, made-to-measure footwear that is fully compostable.

Coachtopia Docuseries Explores Challenges, Opportunities of Circular Fashion
Coachtopia Docuseries Explores Challenges, Opportunities of Circular
Fashion

MARKETING AND COMMS - 'The Road to Circularity' takes a frank look at the problems facing the fashion industry and the mindset shifts required to pioneer circular solutions for the future.

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A Vindication of Packaging-Reuse Systems
A Vindication of Packaging-Reuse Systems

THE NEXT ECONOMY - How reuse models in Latin America have succeeded, and what the Global North can learn from them.

Investment and Innovation: How Cities Serve as Epicenters for Circularity
Investment and Innovation: How Cities Serve as Epicenters for Circularity

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - At the recent WRLDCTY event in October, a rich panel discussion explored how a systems approach can help realize a more circular future — using cities as a backdrop.

Starbucks Becomes First National Coffee Retailer to Accept Reusable, Personal Cups
Starbucks Becomes First National Coffee Retailer to Accept Reusable, Personal Cups

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Starting January 3, 2024, customers will be able to use their own clean, personal cup at all company-operated stores and participating licensed stores in the US and Canada.

‘Tis the Season of ‘Giving Back:’ The Environmental Impact of Holiday Returns
‘Tis the Season of ‘Giving Back:’ The Environmental Impact of Holiday
Returns

WASTE NOT - Addressing the fate of returned items — and the larger issue of 'wrap, return, repeat' consumer culture — requires adoption of smart technologies to offset losses and improve retail’s environmental impact during the holiday season and beyond.

Understanding Digestate: The Bounty from Anaerobic Digestion
Understanding Digestate: The Bounty from Anaerobic Digestion

WASTE NOT - Leveraging the potential of anaerobic digestion and utilizing digestate as a renewable soil amendment offers significant opportunities for sustainable and regenerative agriculture.

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The 5 Biggest Packaging Trends Impacting Sustainability in 2024
The 5 Biggest Packaging Trends Impacting Sustainability in 2024

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Improved automation is a major driver behind several of the biggest trends that will impact packaging sustainability in 2024.

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