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Trending: Carbon-Capture Innovators Continue Paving Path to Climate-Beneficial Future

Trending: Carbon-Capture Innovators Continue Paving Path to Climate-Beneficial Future

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. 2 startups at the forefront of the carbon-capture space, Air Company and LanzaTech, continue to expand their portfolio of carbon-negative products and groundbreaking brand partnerships that will ensure global proliferation of their technologies.

Selfridges & Circularity: Signs of a Shift, But Still a Bit Short

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. More brands seem to be taking a two-pronged approach to growth — continuing to sell new products while demonstrating their ‘care’ for the planet through circular initiatives and takeback schemes. When will companies truly commit to changing the products they sell and how they sell them?

This Company Is Sowing the Seeds for a Scalable Regenerative Ag Revolution

Regrow’s climate-smart digital platform is making regenerative farming accessible and scalable for scientists, farm advisors, growers and conservationists, while pushing food giants toward their net-zero goals.

Andreu World Takes Next Steps Towards Circular Furniture Production

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. CEO Jesús Linares discusses the rigors of achieving Cradle-to-Cradle certification, and venturing further into reuse and upcycling for the goal of 100% circularity by 2025.

On Advances Circular Ambitions with Industry-First Shoe Made from Carbon Emissions

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. The Swiss sports brand has created a supply chain coalition with LanzaTech, Borealis and Technip Energies to transform captured carbon into running shoes.

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Team of Scientists Unveil Space-Tech Platform That Tracks Carbon in Every Tree

Cross-Posted from New Metrics. CTREES’ global dataset provides a nearly real-time picture of the carbon implications of forest conservation and restoration at the local, national and global level — ensuring results from efforts to reach global climate targets can be accurately reported.

‘Rivers Are Life’ Highlights Local River-Restoration Efforts with Potential for Global Impact

Cross-Posted from From Purpose to Action: Building a Sustainable Future Together. The platform highlights and connects individuals who are enacting river-beneficial solutions in their own communities. These 'River Heroes' represent efforts that start on a local scale but create ripple effects that expand beyond.

Tyre Collective Stops Sneaky Source of Pollution on Road to True Zero-Emission Mobility

EVs might mitigate tailpipe emissions; but cars emit another massive, overlooked form of pollution: Tire particles. The Tyre Collective is spearheading the monitor of tire wear and capturing tire particles at the source.

CVS Health, Target, Walmart Share Insights from Piloting Ideas to Move ‘Beyond the Plastic Bag’

New report shares insights to guide retailers on effective reusable bag models — a key solution as regulations to reduce reliance on single-use plastic bags grow across the US.

This Startup Shows That Tackling the Plastic Crisis May Not Be a Stretch

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. Great Wrap aims to be a plug-and-play replacement for film wraps for both home and business. It replaces petroleum-based films with a bio-based waste product that, unlike most other bio-based polymers, completely decomposes within three months.

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So Long, Coffee Pods ... Hello, Coffee Balls?

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. The inventive, waste-free, single-serve coffee system means that portioned coffee no longer needs to be surrounded by an aluminum or plastic capsule.

Ethical Foods Fund to Support Early-Stage, Values-Based Canadian Companies Driving Future of Sustainable Food

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. The fund will support sustainable food production via early-stage, values-based food innovators — from the ethical treatment of employees on farms and in factories, to the end of the food production cycle with compostable packaging.

Aleph Farms Joins AIM for Climate with $40M Investment to Advance Cellular Agriculture

Cellular ag technologies address two of the initiative’s four focal areas of innovation for 2022; they could be a key tool for reducing food’s environmental impact and enabling greater food security.

This Startup Is Enhancing the Ocean’s Ability to Store Carbon, Reversing Acidification

Ebb Carbon’s pioneering carbon-removal technology combines with electrochemistry to accelerate the ocean's natural process of carbon removal, safely storing it for 10,000+ years, whilst simultaneously reducing ocean acidity — helping heal one of our strongest assets in the climate change fight.

Coca-Cola Bottler Launches Partnerships to Optimize Its Supply Chain — on a Financial and a Molecular Level

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP), the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottler and one of the world's leading consumer goods companies, has embarked on two potentially game-changing, collaborative initiatives to fast-track sustainability innovation throughout its supply chain.

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Perfect Day Is Helping Brands Give Cows, and the Planet, a Rest with Animal-Free Dairy

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. The biotech startup uses microflora to produce whey protein that’s genetically identical to the milk-derived version, without a cow in sight. And it’s poised for massive impacts, thanks to a growing number of brand partnerships.

Like ‘Majik’: This Kenyan Startup Is Producing Clean Drinking Water from Thin Air

Majik Water has found an ingenious way to capture the water from the atmosphere, even in arid regions — harnessing a limitless resource and providing a sustainable solution for thousands of Kenyans, with a goal of reaching 100M people by 2030.

10 Biomimetic Innovations Poised to Tackle Countless Climate, Biodiversity, Business Challenges

The Biomimicry Institute’s 2022 cohort of Ray of Hope Prize finalists are leveraging nature’s genius to revolutionize textiles, wind turbines, waste remediation, building materials, cleaning products, sunscreen, plastics and more.

New Vertical Aquaculture Technology Offers Sustainable, Profitable, Scalable Protein Source

Housed in cargo containers, Atarraya’s ‘plug-and-play,’ AI-powered Shrimpbox delivers up to 10x the ROI of traditional poultry or swine farming, creating new opportunities for farmers — even in landlocked, highly populated areas.

Retailers and the Food Waste Fight: The Journey Continues

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. Between new approaches to labeling, innovative coatings, redistribution and data-driven solutions, retailers across the Western world continue to fight the good fight against food waste.

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