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Molecular Recycling Could Be Crucial to Realizing a Circular Economy
Molecular Recycling Could Be Crucial to Realizing a Circular Economy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - We caught up with Eastman’s Plastics Division President, Scott Ballard, who explained the potential of molecular recycling as the company prepares to show the world what’s possible.

How the US’s Most Abundant Crop Is Changing the Way Plastic Is Produced
How the US’s Most Abundant Crop Is Changing the Way Plastic Is Produced

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - In a perfect example of the circular economy in action, corn stover — stalks and leaves left over from harvest — becomes a valuable cash crop for which farmers can get paid.

Venerable Japanese Company Goes Circular with Versatile, Upcycled Textile
Venerable Japanese Company Goes Circular with Versatile, Upcycled Textile

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Meet NUNOUS — a brand-new, radically versatile material made from fabric waste — developed by fabric-dyeing giant Seishoku Co., Ltd.

2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back: LEGO Is Latest Company to Disclose Sustainability Setback
2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back: LEGO Is Latest Company to Disclose Sustainability Setback

WALKING THE TALK - The world’s largest toymaker acknowledged the issues it encountered in pursuit of a more sustainable alternative to its oil-based plastic bricks, illustrating the still-circuitous path to sustainable solutions.

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Making Something Out of Nothing: Time for a Rethink About Waste
Making Something Out of Nothing: Time for a Rethink About Waste

WASTE NOT - Excess is inevitable; and we should re-evaluate our understanding of what businesses do with it accordingly. Instead of thinking of excesses as the end of a story, recognize the potential of wastes as the start of something new.

These 3 Plant-Based Serviceware Brands Are Deliciously Diverting Plastic Waste
These 3 Plant-Based Serviceware Brands Are Deliciously Diverting Plastic Waste

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Loliware, Uuvipak and Twiice have created rapidly biodegradable (and even edible) bio-based products that completely upstage their petroleum-based, single-use plastic-polluting counterparts.

‘We Are All Wearing Oil:’ Campaign Calls for Fair Phase-Out of Fossil Fuels from Fashion
‘We Are All Wearing Oil:’ Campaign Calls for Fair Phase-Out of Fossil Fuels from Fashion

SUPPLY CHAIN - An impressive panel of activists, climate and human rights leaders launched a campaign at Climate Week NYC calling for prompt, radical, legislative action to break the fashion industry’s intrinsic links to fossil fuels.

Nike Unveils Fully Circular Shoe Designed for Disassembly, Recyclability
Nike Unveils Fully Circular Shoe Designed for Disassembly, Recyclability

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Nike’s ISPA (Improvise, Scavenge, Protect, Adapt) design philosophy challenges creators to experiment, break molds and reimagine products. The ISPA Link Axis uses interlocking components, as few materials as possible and zero glue.

bluesign Continues to Clean Up Fashion with Expansion into Denim, Footwear
bluesign Continues to Clean Up Fashion with Expansion into Denim, Footwear

SUPPLY CHAIN - Partnerships with brands including Madewell and Vibram will help adapt bluesign’s existing standards and guidelines for two untapped industries.

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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.

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.

We Need to Choose Better Intensity Metrics; Here's How
We Need to Choose Better Intensity Metrics; Here's How

NEW METRICS - The availability and measurability of data is critical in determining the right metric. Quantifying ‘social good,’ for example, is nebulous; if the metrics we select give us no ability to measurably improve them, then our work is for naught.

Researchers Upcycling Kale, Plastic Waste Into Personal Care, Pharmaceutical Ingredients
Researchers Upcycling Kale, Plastic Waste Into Personal Care, Pharmaceutical Ingredients

WASTE NOT - Savvy scientists from Scotland and Singapore have developed sustainable ways to breathe new life into vegetable and plastic waste, as well as local manufacturing.

Why a Circular Dress Code Will Always Be in Style
Why a Circular Dress Code Will Always Be in Style

WASTE NOT - Technology is the magic thread weaving the circular textile narrative together to ensure that fashion isn’t just a statement — but a sustainable, end-to-end lifecycle that respects our planet.

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Free, Open-Source Recycling Ecosystem Is Making Plastic ‘Precious’
Free, Open-Source Recycling Ecosystem Is Making Plastic ‘Precious’

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Precious Plastic is all about democratizing circularity. And it’s enabling a new form of craftsmanship: One in which anyone, anywhere, can start a small business recycling and making new products from plastic waste.

Beyond Recycling: Report Highlights Need for Circular Approach to Critical Raw Materials
Beyond Recycling: Report Highlights Need for Circular Approach to Critical Raw Materials

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The report from CISL's Corporate Leaders Group showcases the challenges, opportunities and business best practices of embracing more circular practices in CRM use through case studies from Ball, Volvo Cars and more.

Royal Society of Chemistry Task Force Aims to Make Liquid Polymers ‘Benign by Design’
Royal Society of Chemistry Task Force Aims to Make Liquid Polymers ‘Benign by Design’

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The Sustainable Polymers in Liquid Formulation (PLFs) Task Force will collaborate to innovate throughout the value chain and across sectors including cosmetics, water treatments, lubricants and agricultural products.

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.’

Fashion for Good, adidas, Inditex, Target, Zalando Launch Circular Footwear Pilot
Fashion for Good, adidas, Inditex, Target, Zalando Launch Circular Footwear Pilot

COLLABORATION - Fashion for Good and its four brand partners have joined forces with footwear-recycling innovator FastFeetGrinded to support the scaling of recycled content in footwear.

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Congratulations! We’ve Marked Our First Plastic Overshoot Day
Congratulations! We’ve Marked Our First Plastic Overshoot Day

WASTE NOT - July 28, 2023 marks the point when plastic produced surpasses the planet’s capacity to manage it. By tracking this date, we can more clearly understand the problem; and hold governments, businesses and individuals to account for their role in it.

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