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EcoSet: Redirecting Film-Industry Waste for Creative Reuse
EcoSet: Redirecting Film-Industry Waste for Creative Reuse

WASTE NOT - The film industry is one of the largest producers of unnecessary waste in the world. Avoiding or repurposing that waste has become its own industry within entertainment, and circular service providers such as EcoSet are leading the charge.

Engineering the Future of Circular Packaging in the US Heartland
Engineering the Future of Circular Packaging in the US Heartland

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - A collaboration between Dow and New Energy Blue aims to make a new biomass refinery in Mason City, Iowa a linchpin in a massive, circular shift for the plastics industry.

US’ Outdated Composting Infrastructure Offers Golden Investment Opportunity
US’ Outdated Composting Infrastructure Offers Golden Investment Opportunity

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - New report from the Composting Consortium provides landscape analysis of existing compost infrastructure, markets and business models; and blended-finance opportunities to scale organics circularity.

Study Explores Marketing Tactics for Lower-Impact Menstrual Products
Study Explores Marketing Tactics for Lower-Impact Menstrual Products

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Disposable menstrual products are a less-talked-about but major contributor to global plastic pollution. A recent study investigated consumer preferences and devised guidelines to bolster adoption of more sustainable options in different markets.

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Report: 6 Strategies for Building Nature-Positive, Circular Economy for Europe
Report: 6 Strategies for Building Nature-Positive, Circular Economy for Europe

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The Ellen MacArthur Foundation outlines six circular strategies to transform Europe’s built environment that will boost economic activity, increase climate resilience, and make cities more vibrant places to live and work.

Foodtech Innovators Spill the Beans on Climate-Proofing Coffee
Foodtech Innovators Spill the Beans on Climate-Proofing Coffee

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - These two startups are fundamentally changing how coffee is produced — by eliminating the need for beans altogether, and repurposing food waste along the way.

Starbucks, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo Lead Brands Launching First City-Wide Reuse System
Starbucks, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo Lead Brands Launching First City-Wide Reuse System

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The collaboration, led by the NextGen Consortium, makes reusable cups the default option in over 30 national and local restaurants across the City of Petaluma, California.

When We Look at the Future of Our Industry, We All Lost in Cannes
When We Look at the Future of Our Industry, We All Lost in Cannes

MARKETING AND COMMS - If we are to safeguard advertising’s legitimacy, we must address our image problem. It’s time we apply our collective creativity to solve our (industry’s) biggest challenges.

Is the US Energy Sector Prepared for Increasingly Powerful Tropical Storms?
Is the US Energy Sector Prepared for Increasingly Powerful Tropical Storms?

CLEANTECH - Not only do renewable-energy systems reduce air pollution and carbon emissions — their decentralized nature offers an additional, fail-safe advantage over our conventional power systems.

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New Partnerships, Processes Aim to Slash Concrete’s Climate Impacts
New Partnerships, Processes Aim to Slash Concrete’s Climate Impacts

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - UNIDO and the GCCA have partnered to decarbonize the cement and concrete industry, with a strong focus on the Global South; while Cambridge researchers have developed a potentially game-changing cement-recycling process.

From Funding to Action: Empowering Farmers Through RCPP
From Funding to Action: Empowering Farmers Through RCPP

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - The USDA's $1.5B investment in the RCPP will advance climate-smart agriculture in the US while expanding the number, reach and variety of conservation programs. Realizing the full potential of this funding requires intentional action and collaboration across the agricultural ecosystem.

Pioneering Vermont Law Adds Momentum to Climate-Accountability Fight
Pioneering Vermont Law Adds Momentum to Climate-Accountability Fight

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Vermont's Climate Superfund Act is the latest in a growing wave of climate-driven political and legal attempts to hold the fossil-fuel industry accountable for its role in accelerating climate change.

Report: Global EPR Ecosystem Critical to Tackling Fashion Waste
Report: Global EPR Ecosystem Critical to Tackling Fashion Waste

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Without EPR policy, tens of millions of tons of textiles will continue to be landfilled, incinerated or leak into the environment every year. But as policy continues to develop, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation reminds businesses to keep innovating.

The Many Benefits of This Cacao-Fruit Chocolate Make It Even Sweeter
The Many Benefits of This Cacao-Fruit Chocolate Make It Even Sweeter

WASTE NOT - Researchers at ETH Zurich have teamed up with the food industry to produce a whole-fruit variety of chocolate that is not only more nutritious, it’s more beneficial for farmers and the environment.

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Report: High Seas Treaty Offers Historic Opportunity for Climate Adaptation
Report: High Seas Treaty Offers Historic Opportunity for Climate Adaptation

THE NEXT ECONOMY - In a new paper, scientists detail how the soon-to-be-ratified Treaty can help protect marine species as climate change continues to warm the oceans.

Fashion Giants Join Forces to Share Cost of Supply Chain Decarbonization
Fashion Giants Join Forces to Share Cost of Supply Chain Decarbonization

COLLABORATION - The Future Supplier Initiative’s collective-financing model aims to address the main barriers preventing many textile factories from reducing resource consumption or implementing renewable-energy solutions.

Meet the Company Infusing Circularity, Inclusivity into PPE
Meet the Company Infusing Circularity, Inclusivity into PPE

WASTE NOT - AmorSui's new line of higher-quality, inclusive, washable and recyclable garments eliminate waste and better protect medical personnel. We spoke with founder Beau Wangtrakuldee about her vision for a circular commerce model for medical supplies.

Latest Ban on ‘High-Carbon’ Ads Shows Appetite for Clean-Energy Transition
Latest Ban on ‘High-Carbon’ Ads Shows Appetite for Clean-Energy Transition

WALKING THE TALK - Edinburgh’s recent ban on ads for fossil fuels and other high-carbon products exemplifies a desire to shift those ad spaces toward cleaner, more viable alternatives and ads that promote low-carbon behaviors.

WA Ballot Initiative Could Stymy National Efforts to Put a Price on Carbon
WA Ballot Initiative Could Stymy National Efforts to Put a Price on Carbon

THE NEXT ECONOMY - I-2117 is already destabilizing the state’s landmark carbon market — confusing businesses and creating uncertainty about the future of climate policy.

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US Plastics Pact Unveils Bold New Roadmap to Transform the Use of Plastics
US Plastics Pact Unveils Bold New Roadmap to Transform the Use of Plastics

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Update to 2025 Roadmap carries forward unfinished targets from the original plan and outlines new steps toward circular design, based on insights from 130+ US Plastic Pact Activators.

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