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Mobile Industry Eyes 5B ‘Dormant’ Phones Sitting in Desk Drawers for Reuse or Recycling
Mobile Industry Eyes 5B ‘Dormant’ Phones Sitting in Desk Drawers for Reuse or Recycling

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The GSMA estimates that if properly recycled, 5B mobile phones could recover US$8B worth of gold, palladium, silver, copper, rare earth elements and other critical minerals; and enough cobalt for 10M electric car batteries.

Danfoss ‘Smart Store’ Sets New Bar for Energy-Efficient Supermarkets
Danfoss ‘Smart Store’ Sets New Bar for Energy-Efficient Supermarkets

CLEANTECH - The Smart Store — expected to be ~50% more energy efficient than a typical supermarket — will also work as Danfoss’ test center for energy-efficiency technologies.

Concrete Has an Emissions Problem. Thankfully, Startups Are Queuing Up to Solve It
Concrete Has an Emissions Problem. Thankfully, Startups Are Queuing Up to Solve It

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - In 2021, global construction projects consumed 30B tonnes of cement to make concrete — with every tonne emitting almost a tonne of CO2. The good news is, technologies already exist to reduce the impact of concrete production.

Organic-Materials Management: How Companies Can Make Better Choices
Organic-Materials Management: How Companies Can Make Better Choices

WASTE NOT - Helping people on the front lines of manufacturing and materials management understand company sustainability goals, and providing the leadership support to contribute to achieving them, empowers them to take a more conscious approach to disposal.

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Crystal Geyser Campaign Highlights Consumers’ Paramount Role in Recycling Ecosystem
Crystal Geyser Campaign Highlights Consumers’ Paramount Role in Recycling Ecosystem

MARKETING AND COMMS - A corresponding survey of US adults reveals the beverage industry has ‘more work to do when it comes to education’ around proper recycling.

Carbon Capture and Storage: Distraction, Solution or Both?
Carbon Capture and Storage: Distraction, Solution or Both?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - CCS proponents argue it can offset emissions from hard-to-abate sectors such as energy and heavy industry; while opponents fear it could further the status quo and distract from the need for real emissions reductions.

These Fermented Oils Could Be a Game-Changer for Human, Planetary Health
These Fermented Oils Could Be a Game-Changer for Human, Planetary Health

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Along with being sub-optimal for human health, many conventional cooking oils contribute to deforestation, biodiversity loss, and soil and water pollution. Fermented oils could save both the environment and our diets.

Human-Centered Design Prioritizes Health, Wellbeing and Regeneration
Human-Centered Design Prioritizes Health, Wellbeing and Regeneration

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - HOK’s design focus is not only on reducing building emissions, but also the environmental impact of materials and the health of building occupants. The firm's regenerative design studio also explores how buildings can be net positive for the environment.

Ørsted Partners to Scale Circularity of Wind, Solar Technologies
Ørsted Partners to Scale Circularity of Wind, Solar Technologies

CLEANTECH - The Danish clean-energy giant is working with Vestas to incorporate low-carbon steel towers and recycled turbine blades into its offshore wind farms, and Solarcycle to recycle its end-of-life solar panels.

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Draft Treaty on Ending Plastics Pollution Inches Forward After Paris Negotiations
Draft Treaty on Ending Plastics Pollution Inches Forward After Paris Negotiations

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Despite procedural hiccups and ongoing debates on key issues, a first draft of a treaty will be ready for the next INC meeting in Nairobi later this year.

PepsiCo, UEFA Launch Circular Pilots During Champions League Finals
PepsiCo, UEFA Launch Circular Pilots During Champions League Finals

WASTE NOT - Last weekend’s Women’s event was the first Champions League Final to deploy returnable service ware, starting a long-term collaboration in reducing waste at major sports events.

Closed-Loop, Reusable Distribution System Saves Spirits Producers Costs, Emissions, Materials
Closed-Loop, Reusable Distribution System Saves Spirits Producers Costs, Emissions, Materials

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - EcoSPIRITS’ EcoTOTE system replaces traditional, 1.75-liter liquor bottles with reusable glass containers that reduce emissions by 60-90% while maintaining product quality.

Challenges in the Evolving Organic-Waste Landscape
Challenges in the Evolving Organic-Waste Landscape

WASTE NOT - It will take a culture change for consumers to join the food-waste recycling movement; but the good news is, it’s underway at the production and manufacturing level.

New Vattenfall Campaign Illustrates Clean Potential of Fossil-Free Hydrogen
New Vattenfall Campaign Illustrates Clean Potential of Fossil-Free Hydrogen

CLEANTECH - The ‘Industrial Emissions Face Mist’ is made from wastewater from a factory powered by fossil-free hydrogen. The emissions are so clean, they could become part of your skincare routine.

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Upcycled Emissions for the Win: How Twelve Is Closing the Loop on Fossil Fuels
Upcycled Emissions for the Win: How Twelve Is Closing the Loop on Fossil Fuels

CLEANTECH - The California-based carbon-transformation company is emerging as a leader in ‘CO2Made’ products — from everyday consumer goods to sustainable jet and marine fuels.

Mejuri Becomes First Jeweler to Join Regenerative Mining Initiative
Mejuri Becomes First Jeweler to Join Regenerative Mining Initiative

SUPPLY CHAIN - The jeweler joins forces with RESOLVE’s Regeneration initiative as part of its long-term vision to redefine sustainable luxury in jewelry.

Finding Potential in Peers: The Importance of Pre-Competitive Partnerships
Finding Potential in Peers: The Importance of Pre-Competitive Partnerships

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Industry leaders are forming pre-competitive pacts and deals to build ecosystems that support a circular economy or a net-zero roadmap. Here are three areas where pre-competitive partnerships can deliver material impact.

Uncertain Times Require Decisive Brand Action: Blazing New Trails in Brand Activism
Uncertain Times Require Decisive Brand Action: Blazing New Trails in Brand Activism

MARKETING AND COMMS - On the final morning of Brand-Led Culture Change, keynote speakers tackled topics ranging from impactful partnerships and walking your ESG talk to the role of brands in creating a new ‘American Dream.’

Ellen MacArthur Foundation Challenges Industry: ‘We Must Change the Way We Make Our Food’
Ellen MacArthur Foundation Challenges Industry: ‘We Must Change the Way We Make Our Food’

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Foundation’s Big Food Redesign Challenge will bring together producers, retailers, startups and suppliers to bring circular food design into the mainstream.

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First Closed-Loop Metal-Recycling Technology Offers Sustainable Future for a Battery-Powered World
First Closed-Loop Metal-Recycling Technology Offers Sustainable Future for a Battery-Powered World

CLEANTECH - Aqua Metals’ closed-loop metal-recycling process is revolutionizing metal sourcing and disposal — and eliminating the negative side effects of EV battery production.

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