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As Forests React to Climate Change, Can Genetically Modified Trees Stand in the Gap?
As Forests React to Climate Change, Can Genetically Modified Trees Stand in the Gap?

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - In the lab, Living Carbon’s GM poplars accumulated biomass up to 53% faster, trapping as much as 27% more carbon than non-engineered poplars. But skeptics aren’t convinced they’re seeing the forest for the trees.

How ChatGPT Can Help Propel Brand Sustainability Strategies
How ChatGPT Can Help Propel Brand Sustainability Strategies

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - With applications that go beyond messaging and data analysis, the suddenly ubiquitous technology could give sustainability-driven brands several advantages.

First Liquid-Heat Engine Can Upcycle 70% of the World’s Waste Heat Into Clean Energy
First Liquid-Heat Engine Can Upcycle 70% of the World’s Waste Heat Into Clean Energy

CLEANTECH - Luminescent’s circular solution uses isothermal processes to capture and store waste heat, transforming a previously inaccessible resource into zero-waste power.

Will a Sustainable Future for Agriculture Take Us Underwater?
Will a Sustainable Future for Agriculture Take Us Underwater?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Nemo’s Garden is growing plants in underwater biospheres — a hydroponic, multi-beneficial ag solution that could provide coastal communities with fresh food and water, while promoting marine life.

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Tomorrow’s Circular, Low-Carbon Economy Is Being Built Today
Tomorrow’s Circular, Low-Carbon Economy Is Being Built Today

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - The supply of recycled plastics must be more robust to meet global demand. A mix of mechanical and advanced recycling technologies can provide tangible solutions, create efficiencies and increase scale.

Apparel Brands Drive Circular Fashion Future with Recyclable, Renewable Fabrics
Apparel Brands Drive Circular Fashion Future with Recyclable, Renewable Fabrics

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Pangaia and Filippa K are the latest to unveil collaborations with circular textile innovators — fueling progress toward closing the loop on fabric waste.

It’s in the Genes: Healthier Animals Anchor a Highly Sustainable Food System
It’s in the Genes: Healthier Animals Anchor a Highly Sustainable Food System

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - As our population grows, we must keep innovating to provide ample, healthy food sources. The result? A more sustainable food system thanks to animals that are resilient to climate change and disease, and can produce healthy protein for our ever-growing planet.

Algae May Be a ‘Brilliant’ Solution for Capturing Carbon at Gigaton Scale
Algae May Be a ‘Brilliant’ Solution for Capturing Carbon at Gigaton Scale

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - By controlling and replicating natural processes, Brilliant Planet’s technology can permanently sequester CO2 from the air while also deacidifying the ocean.

Brands Grapple with Sustainable Growth in Crowded, Stalling, Alternative-Protein Market
Brands Grapple with Sustainable Growth in Crowded, Stalling, Alternative-Protein Market

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Industry players must keep making their products even more attractive, appeal to older generations and bring down costs. Only then can we address the significant environmental impacts of animal agriculture while satisfying the meat-loving masses.

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Could These Experimental Innovations Help Save Arctic Sea Ice?
Could These Experimental Innovations Help Save Arctic Sea Ice?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Existing approaches to mitigating climate change and Arctic ice melt are proceeding too slowly. Therefore, scientists and innovators are crafting creative, unconventional ways to preserve and restore Arctic ice — here are two wildly different approaches being tested.

Forget Crypto: How Blockchain Helps Enhance Supply Chain Sustainability, Transparency
Forget Crypto: How Blockchain Helps Enhance Supply Chain Sustainability, Transparency

SUPPLY CHAIN - Until recently, brands have had very little visibility into what’s happening at the farthest reaches of their supply chains. Immutable blockchain data has begun to play a central role in helping companies ensure compliance and earn trust on the global market.

Basecamp Research Helping Expand Global Access to Safe, Natural Chemicals and Proteins
Basecamp Research Helping Expand Global Access to Safe, Natural Chemicals and Proteins

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - With a goal of phasing out toxic and forever chemicals in consumer products, the UK-based biotech startup is spearheading the ethical, equitable discovery and utilization of the safe, effective chemicals and proteins waiting to be found in nature and developed for human use and benefit.

Modern Meadow Partners to Scale Sustainable Materials Development for Outdoor Apparel Market
Modern Meadow Partners to Scale Sustainable Materials Development for Outdoor Apparel Market

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The materials innovator and sustainable fabric giant Singtex are co-developing new biomaterials across a range of applications — starting with a sustainably produced, waterproof, membrane-based material for outdoor apparel.

Turning Plastic into Possibility: How Closing the Loop in Asia-Pacific Is Building Waste Infrastructure for the Future
Turning Plastic into Possibility: How Closing the Loop in Asia-Pacific Is Building Waste Infrastructure for the Future

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - The region continues to face waste challenges. But with the right solutions, Asia-Pacific has a huge opportunity to turn the tide — finding more value in post-consumer plastic and closing the loop on waste.

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Panasonic, Samsung Unveil Latest Sustainability Innovations at CES 2023
Panasonic, Samsung Unveil Latest Sustainability Innovations at CES 2023

CLEANTECH - The electronics giants announced a series of innovations including personal-care device recycling, smart home energy-efficiency improvements, and a new laundry cycle and filter designed to eliminate microplastic pollution from synthetic materials.

Steakholder Foods, Umami Meats Win $1M Grant to 3D Bio-Print Structured, Cultivated Fish Products
Steakholder Foods, Umami Meats Win $1M Grant to 3D Bio-Print Structured, Cultivated Fish Products

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The collaboration, using Steakholder’s proprietary 3D bio-printing technology, is a significant step forward in both companies’ mission to cultivate and scale sustainable alternatives to conventionally farmed and fished foods.

3 Predictions for Cellular Agriculture in 2023
3 Predictions for Cellular Agriculture in 2023

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Due to the urgency of solving our most formidable climate- and health-related challenges, we regard decision-makers’ behavior vis-à-vis cellular agriculture — and cultivated food products, in particular — to be of some consequence when considering what lies in store for 2023.

Meet the World's First Vegan Honey — A Sustainable Solution to a Sticky Problem?
Meet the World's First Vegan Honey — A Sustainable Solution to a Sticky Problem?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Oakland-based startup MeliBio has created the world's first vegan honey — molecularly identical to the bee-made version, but a delicious and sustainable alternative that supports bee biodiversity.

Energy Startup’s Biomimetic Solar Trees Planting Roots for a Net-Zero Future
Energy Startup’s Biomimetic Solar Trees Planting Roots for a Net-Zero Future

CLEANTECH - Inspired by nature, SolarBotanic’s solar trees use leaf-shaped, thin-film, photovoltaic nanotechnology to harness both sun and eventually wind energy to power houses, charge EVs or be stored for future use.

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6 Principles for Building a Pathway to Circularity for Plastics
6 Principles for Building a Pathway to Circularity for Plastics

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Developing and optimizing a fully circular plastics value chain is a complex challenge that can’t be achieved with any single solution. We challenge our peers and other key stakeholders to be courageous and take risks, to explore new possibilities and partnerships, and persist until we have solutions.

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