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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.

Teeing Up a Transformation: How Golf Is Driving Inclusivity, Sustainability
Teeing Up a Transformation: How Golf Is Driving Inclusivity, Sustainability

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Dow is partnering to elevate both gender and sustainability in golf to show how the sport can be an inspiring source of progress for people and planet alike.

How to Win Big with a Recycling Challenge
How to Win Big with a Recycling Challenge

WASTE NOT - Last year, we set the record for World’s Largest College Recycling Event; but we didn’t want this to be a one-time win. So this year, we’ve recruited new partners to heighten the competition and increase the impact.

The Tennessee River’s Biggest Fan Is a 14-Year-Old Boy Passionate About Conservation
The Tennessee River’s Biggest Fan Is a 14-Year-Old Boy Passionate About Conservation

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - In this conversation with ‘the Conservation Kid,’ Cash Daniels, we learn more about what drives his passion to clean up the Tennessee River and lead his generation toward a brighter future.

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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.

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.

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 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.’

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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.

Change the Product, Not Just the Packaging: A Crucial Step Towards a Sustainable Food Future
Change the Product, Not Just the Packaging: A Crucial Step Towards a Sustainable Food Future

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - A growing industry solution to plastic packaging pollution is to create food products that are more stable and compatible with more minimal and sustainable packaging materials.

NextWave Focuses on Inclusive, Equitable Strategies to Turn Plastic Pollution Into a Resource
NextWave Focuses on Inclusive, Equitable Strategies to Turn Plastic Pollution Into a Resource

WASTE NOT - The cross-industry collaborative has reached 80% of its goal of diverting 25K MT of ocean-bound plastic by 2025. Now, it is working to ensure that the plastic is sourced with high ethical standards.

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.

What Plastic Pollution? These Companies Are Making Packaging Disappear
What Plastic Pollution? These Companies Are Making Packaging Disappear

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - As innovators such as Notpla and B’ZEOS continue to prove, the potential uses for seaweed — including as plastic alternatives that are truly compostable and biodegradable — are endless.

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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.

60+ Innovators Against Plastic Pollution Call for Pragmatic, Inclusive Global Plastics Treaty
60+ Innovators Against Plastic Pollution Call for Pragmatic, Inclusive Global Plastics Treaty

COLLABORATION - rePurpose Global, The Ocean Cleanup launch alliance of leading plastic-waste solutionists dedicated to empowering balanced and informed policymaking.

Trawling for Plastic: Solution or Distraction?
Trawling for Plastic: Solution or Distraction?

WASTE NOT - Some say the outsized focus on legacy plastics cleanup is analogous to carbon removal versus reducing carbon emissions at the source: ‘like putting a band-aid on a broken leg.’

Trending: Retailers Embrace Reuse, Credits in Ongoing Fight Against Plastic Waste
Trending: Retailers Embrace Reuse, Credits in Ongoing Fight Against Plastic Waste

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - rePurpose Global helps Thrive Market achieve plastic neutrality for its own-brand products, while The Body Shop expands its refillable offerings in the US.

The Problem with Recycling, Part 3: Reducing Confusion and Boosting Consumer Confidence
The Problem with Recycling, Part 3: Reducing Confusion and Boosting Consumer Confidence

WASTE NOT - This is the third in a three-part series covering key opportunities to turn 'the plastic-recycling problem' into a sustainable, circular plastic economy.

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New Study Uses Norway as Test Case for Achieving Circularity, Net Zero by 2040
New Study Uses Norway as Test Case for Achieving Circularity, Net Zero by 2040

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Norway is the first country to scrutinize such a comprehensive scope of plastic sectors, making this study one of the most holistic views of a national plastic system ever presented.

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