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Cross-Industry Collaborations Turning the Tide on Cold-Water Washing
Cross-Industry Collaborations Turning the Tide on Cold-Water Washing

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Tide partnerships with everyone from appliance manufacturers and retailers to NASA and the International Space Station are helping us reduce the impact of cleaning our clothes.

Paris 2024 Gives First Look at Its Circular Approach to Olympic Games
Paris 2024 Gives First Look at Its Circular Approach to Olympic Games

WALKING THE TALK - Focusing on the material footprint of the upcoming summer Games, Paris 2024 is leaning heavily into recycled materials and plans for reuse of all temporary infrastructure, furniture and equipment.

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.

Holiday Demon ‘Crampus’ Takes Bold Stand Against Period Poverty
Holiday Demon ‘Crampus’ Takes Bold Stand Against Period Poverty

MARKETING AND COMMS - New campaign from Public Inc. and PERIOD. is here to #DeckTheStalls across the US and Canada this holiday season.

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New Study Calls for a ‘Reuse Revolution’ in Packaging
New Study Calls for a ‘Reuse Revolution’ in Packaging

THE NEXT ECONOMY - A new Ellen MacArthur Foundation study shows that a reusable packaging economy could lower both GHGs and water use by up to 35-70% compared with single-use plastics.

Navigating the Holiday Waste Conundrum: The Pragmatic Role of AI in Retail Sustainability
Navigating the Holiday Waste Conundrum: The Pragmatic Role of AI in Retail Sustainability

WASTE NOT - The use of AI in retail planning is now a strategic imperative in the fight against waste of all kinds — including the rampant waste created during the holiday season.

Redefining the Consumer Experience with SmartLabels
Redefining the Consumer Experience with SmartLabels

MARKETING AND COMMS - With engagement levels still low, SmartLabels are something of a sleeping giant. So, where’s the tipping point to awaken their full potential? How do we really drive that desire to engage?

Consumers Want More Sustainable Packaging But Struggle to Identify It
Consumers Want More Sustainable Packaging But Struggle to Identify It

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Retailers continue to refine what packaging they find acceptable to answer consumer demand for more sustainable solutions — and consumer goods companies must keep innovating to keep pace.

We Can Eat Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis
We Can Eat Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Applied to food supply chains, ambient IoT allows farmers, distributors, grocers, regulators and consumers to know where food came from, how far it traveled, how it was transported and stored, and what condition it’s in — in real time.

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No More Styrofoam: 2 Startups Creating Viable, Sustainable Alternatives with Ag Waste
No More Styrofoam: 2 Startups Creating Viable, Sustainable Alternatives with Ag Waste

WASTE NOT - By upcycling coconut husks and shrimp shells, Fortuna Cools and Cruz Foam are diverting agricultural waste from landfill and offering circular polystyrene alternatives that match its performance.

Beyond Bioplastics: Agricultural Waste Streams Becoming Next-Gen Packaging Materials
Beyond Bioplastics: Agricultural Waste Streams Becoming Next-Gen Packaging Materials

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - By upcycling agricultural waste, these three startups are replacing plastic with a new wave of packaging materials that ‘make no compromises along the supply chain.’

VivoBarefoot Offers Glimpse Into a Truly Waste-Free Footwear Future
VivoBarefoot Offers Glimpse Into a Truly Waste-Free Footwear Future

WASTE NOT - Vivobarefoot’s new scan-to-print, circular design platform enables rapid prototyping — saving development and lab time, labor, and materials waste. The company is seeking 200 UK participants to test the first generation of VivoBiome footwear.

Colombian Toy Company Encourages Circular, Co-Creative Model of Play
Colombian Toy Company Encourages Circular, Co-Creative Model of Play

WASTE NOT - Toynovo has created a subscription model for toys that eliminates waste, along with a co-creative approach to play that enhances creative thinking and problem-solving capacities.

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.

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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.

US States Cracking Down on Toxic Chemicals in Processed Food, Cosmetics
US States Cracking Down on Toxic Chemicals in Processed Food, Cosmetics

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - California and Washington are the latest states to attempt to fill gaps in public-health safeguards, thanks to a lack of federal protections against certain commonly used chemicals.

PFAS-Removal Solutions for Consumer Products Show Promise But Remain Costly
PFAS-Removal Solutions for Consumer Products Show Promise But Remain Costly

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - In light of new EPA guidance and increased consumer awareness, remediation strategies for the so-called ‘forever chemicals’ are coming under increased scrutiny.

ChemSec Approaches Complex Chemistry Discussions with Collaboration and Humor
ChemSec Approaches Complex Chemistry Discussions with Collaboration and Humor

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - ChemSec works to eliminate toxic chemicals in products by engaging with companies and policymakers across cultures, industries and governments; ED Anne-Sofie Bäckar says trust, transparency — and sometimes, keeping things light — are key.

Truly Closing the Loop: The ‘Recyclable’ vs ‘Circular’ Distinction
Truly Closing the Loop: The ‘Recyclable’ vs ‘Circular’ Distinction

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The term 'recycling' has become ubiquitous in our daily lives, but the nuances between ‘recyclable’ and ‘circular’ are often misunderstood. Understanding the distinction between the two is crucial in achieving a sustainable future.

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The Problem with Recycling, Part 1: How Can We Fix the Broken Plastic-Recycling System?
The Problem with Recycling, Part 1: How Can We Fix the Broken Plastic-Recycling System?

WASTE NOT - This is the first in a three-part series in which we break down key barriers and opportunities to turn ‘the plastic recycling problem’ into a circular plastics economy.

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