The Next Economy

The myriad new models and processes aimed at fixing the flaws in capitalism and laying the groundwork for practical, alternative economic frameworks designed to benefit all stakeholders.

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New Report Provides Blueprint for Circularity of PET Bottles in Southeast Asia

New Report Provides Blueprint for Circularity of PET Bottles in Southeast Asia

The report provides first-of-its kind, systematic and comparable baseline collection rates for PET bottles in Southeast Asia; and identifies a series of priority actions to transform the post-consumer PET landscape in the region.

Trending: Partnerships Laying More Groundwork for Circular Plastics Economy

The US’ biggest beverage companies have invested into ensuring they get ‘Every Bottle Back’ for recycling; Bluewater is helping Londoners ditch single-use bottles; and SC Johnson and Plastic Bank are broadening the Social Plastic ecosystem.

Chilean Startup Eliminating Packaging Waste, ‘Poverty Tax’ in Latin American Product Market

Algramo’s unique, refillable packaging system allows customers to buy as much or as little of a product as they want, in reusable containers, with no difference in the price per gram — then recycles all packaging at the end of its life.

SB’19 Madrid Offers Tasting Menu of ‘Moonshot Thinking’ for the Future of Humankind

At SB’19 Madrid last week, a diverse array of innovators in various fields demonstrated the notion that asking the right questions and being willing to use imagination to find solutions to the climate crisis and other pressing global issues can turn a Moonshot into reality.

Fool-Proofing Sustainability with the ‘Biosphere Rules’

Remediation has had some successes. But you can’t remediate an extinct species, an acidified ocean or a climate that’s pushed beyond its critical tipping point. What we need to be doing is “premediation."

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The Climate Crisis-Mitigation Opportunity in America’s Backyard

With a narrow window to address the climate crisis, businesses must make the most of the opportunities in front of us. Family-owned forests offer a natural climate solution that can deliver real impact today and well into the future.

Do We Need Science-Based Targets for Plastic?

How much plastic recycling is enough to save our seas? It might be time to do the math and set forth quantifiable expectations and accountabilities for plastic production, use and recovery, as we’ve started to do with emissions.

Emerging Food Trend a Win for Sustainability

Increasing the diversity of foods used won’t just deliver flavor and a unique sales angle, but also support more resilient and sustainable production.

SB’19 Montevideo: The Road to a Healthy World Is Paved with ‘Transformative Promises’

In the first gathering of the SB community in Uruguay, change agents from a wide swath of perspectives shared their visions of what’s necessary to course-correct our way to a healthy, flourishing future — and where the power really lies in driving change.

Purpose at Work: How Brandless Creates Community by Making Better Stuff Available to All

Communicating your brand’s purpose is vital to creating emotional connections with your customers. But it must be done authentically and in line with your overall brand positioning, story and tone of voice.

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The World in 2030: 9 Megatrends to Watch

Look, we could all just wait and see where these historic waves take us. But I prefer that we all work proactively to ensure that a better, thriving future is the one we choose.

7 Things to Know About the IPCC’s Special Report on Climate Change and Land

The IPCC's new report highlights the critical importance of land — both as a source of greenhouse gas emissions and as a climate change solution.

New Book Shows How, 10 Years In, Sharing Economy Is Improving Millions of Lives

Published to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the sharing economy, 'Generation Share' captures 200 untold stories of how sharing models are saving and transforming the lives of millions across the world.

New Film Highlights South Africa’s Unsung Plastic Waste Heroes

A new short documentary explores the lives and livelihoods of the young men indirectly serving the environment through recycling as a means of income.

10 Breakthrough Technologies That Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It

How can the world feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050 while also advancing economic development, protecting and restoring forests, and stabilizing the climate?

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Trending: Ratcheting Up to Sustainable Activewear, Inside and Out

ALLIED Feather & Down relaunches its global supply chain education and traceability tool for outdoor brands and consumers, while Arc’Teryx goes circular with Rock Solid Used Gear.

Higher Education Needs a Higher Bar to Equip Us for a Flourishing Future

Our consumption and production systems will soon need re-engineering, so that all nine billion of us can live well within our planetary boundaries. Are higher education institutions doing enough to equip our professionals for these roles?

‘Good Stuff’ Pop-Up Brings Circular Economy to Life in Manhattan

Can frustration over a broken toaster and a balky vacuum, exacerbated by the sleeplessness that goes with mothering a newborn, catalyze the scaling up of a circular economy for consumer products?

PepsiCo’s Multi-Pronged ‘Recycling with Purpose’ Initiative Launches in Peru

The PepsiCo Foundation’s US$2M grant to Ciudad Saludable will support recyclers and their organizations to become part of the recycling system within the country.

Indigo to Remove 1 ‘Terraton’ CO2 from Atmosphere Through Regenerative Farming

“The potential for agricultural soils to capture and store atmospheric carbon dioxide is the most hopeful potential solution that I know of to address climate change.” — Indigo CEO David Perry

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