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SC Johnson, Liverpool FC Team Up to Repurpose Fan Plastic Waste

SC Johnson, Liverpool FC Team Up to Repurpose Fan Plastic Waste

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. In its latest partnership with a professional sports team, SCJ will collect empty plastic bottles from each game for recycling into new Mr Muscle® bottles; as well as promote sustainability, health and hygiene.

P&G Becomes Latest Multinational to Accelerate Climate-Action Plans

The consumer goods giant has shared a new Climate Transition Action Plan, new science-based targets and a goal of net-zero emissions — Scope 1-3 — by 2040.

Partnering Across the Value Chain in India: New Opportunities to Close the Loop

Cross-Posted from From Purpose to Action: Building a Sustainable Future Together. Although progress is being made to advance a circular economy, converting difficult-to-recycle flexible plastics and films, such as plastic bags, into new products has largely been untouched by recycling innovators. Dow, Circulate Capital and Lucro Plast-e-cycle are partnering to change that.

Tide, NFL Partner to Inspire Football Fans to #TurnToCold

Cross-Posted from Behavior Change. The partnership aims to encourage more than 80 million households of NFL fans to switch to energy-saving cold-water washing in an effort to dramatically reduce consumer greenhouse gas emissions.

Keurig Dr Pepper Collaborates to Fuel a Recycling Evolution

Through ambitious commitments and cross-sector partnerships including the Polypropylene Recycling Coalition, KDP is helping to further the shift to a circular economy.

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Doconomy, Parley Partner to Solve Interconnected Climate, Plastic Crises

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. The two will work together to quantify the unseen environmental costs of consumption decisions in ways that empower individuals, businesses and governments to align their spending with climate action and solutions — focusing initially on carbon, water and plastic.

CVS Health, Target, Walmart Piloting Alternative Bag Solutions to Combat Plastic Waste

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. The partnership among the leading retailers’ different stores sets an exciting precedent; collaboration will help accelerate pathways to scale and help address the systemic challenge of plastic bag waste.

Dole-Future Food Institute Study Identifies Key Contributors to Global Nutrition Inequality

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. ‘Nutrition Unpacked’ combines quantitative data with the input of a broad range of experts and stakeholders to uncover the underlying causes of nutrition inequality and identify actionable outcomes.

Transform to Net Zero: What Collective Climate Action Looks Like, One Year On

In July 2020, Transform to Net Zero launched as a cross-sector initiative to accelerate the transition to a net-zero global economy, and inspire other global leaders to do the same. What does progress looks like one year on, and what happens next in the lead-up to COP 26?

LanzaTech, lululemon Partner to Create First Fabric Made from Recycled Carbon Emissions

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. The carbon-capture experts and the high-end yoga pants purveyor have developed a waste-gas-based polyester with the same appearance, properties and functionality of virgin polyester — a lower-carbon potential game-changer for the apparel industry.

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Report: Holistic Solutions Needed to Future-Proof Edible Fats & Oils Industry

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. The Edible Fats and Oils Collaboration urges the food and feed industry to advocate for new policy that considers the sustainability aspects of all fats and oils in one holistic system, instead of vilifying individual ingredients.

L’Oréal, Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo, Suntory Unveil World’s First Enzymatically Recycled Bottles

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. Food-grade sample bottles produced by a consortium of companies dedicated to the cause are using Carbios' breakthrough enzymatic recycling process.

300 C-Suite Execs Share Insights on Overcoming Challenges to Build a Circular Economy

Cross-Posted from From Purpose to Action: Building a Sustainable Future Together. Although circularity goals have risen to the top of executives’ agendas, the path to a waste-free world remains less clear. Fortune magazine’s latest white paper, produced in partnership with Dow, aims to help sustainability leaders and practitioners understand the current challenges and collaborate on circular solutions.

Prince Charles Partners with Global Insurance Industry to Drive Substantive Climate Action

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. The SMI Insurance Task Force commits to provide climate-positive financing and risk-management solutions to support and encourage individuals and businesses around the world to accelerate their transition to a sustainable future.

How Education Helps Set a Better Foundation for Long-Term Sustainability

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. If you’re a brand that cares about the environment or society but doesn’t invest in education, you’re missing an opportunity to expand your impact. This connects to a larger issue — how CSR and sustainability go far beyond any company’s immediate customer base or market.

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Vermont Family Farm Raises a Crop of Energy and Teaches Us a Lesson

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. The anaerobic digester at Goodrich Farm turns cow manure and food waste into carbon-negative, renewable natural gas that benefits much more than the farm. And the family’s journey is highly replicable.

US Plastics Pact Unveils Plan to Achieve Circular Economy in US by 2025

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. Holding accountable over 95 organizations, The US Plastics Pact Roadmap outlines specific actions and responsibilities to propel the US closer to other developed nations in its management of plastic waste.

Perspectives from the Food Waste Trenches

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. Food waste is catalyzing everyone in the food, waste and recycling industries to create new solutions and best practices to convert a negative into value for the environment and for business. Here are insights from some food industry leaders about efforts to reduce waste first, then recycle what cannot be eliminated.

WWF’s ‘Forests Forward’ Helps Companies Deliver on Science-Driven Strategies to Benefit Nature, Climate, People

Companies including HP, IKEA, Kimberly-Clark, Lowe’s and Williams-Sonoma are working with WWF to create lasting change that makes tangible differences in people’s lives and the health of our natural world.

Bumble Bee Plants ‘SeaTrees’ to Kick Off Ocean-Regeneration Initiative

Cross-Posted from Redefining Sustainable Seafood for the Future. Solving the oceans’ critical challenges will require more brands to directly invest in — and get involved with — restoration, regeneration and rehabilitation efforts. Bumble Bee’s partnership with SeaTrees provides a replicable model for what that can look like.

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