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Trending: Waste-Free Personal Care Products Set to Revolutionize Industry

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. Blueland debuts another plastic-free offering, Lush develops carbon-positive packaging, and Maiiro calls out the beauty industry’s ‘Pack of Lies’ in a new plastic-awareness campaign.

Mars Selects 6 Food Startups to Sow SEEDS of CHANGE™

Participants in Mars’ inaugural accelerator program will receive a four-month mentorship with industry experts and grants up to $50,000.

Abbott Partnership Brings Shared Value for Health in Rwanda

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. A pioneering collaboration aims to bring testing and primary care closer to home for more people in rural Rwanda — and globally.

Latest C2C Certified Product Standard Open for Public Comment

Recognized as the world’s leading science-based standard for responsible production and consumption, the Standard encourages innovation to maximize the positive impacts of products and materials.

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

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. 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.

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Trending: Fashion Edges Ever Closer to Circularity

Prada's new Nat Geo series highlights its Re-Nylon line; while the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Jeans Redesign Guidelines aim to ensure jeans are made better for the environment and the health of garment workers.

Burgers for Biodiversity? How Much Difference Can the Impossible Burger Really Make?

Cross-Posted from Behavior Change. For a country that loves its burgers, the Impossible Burger’s swift uptake has been a bit of a surprise. But it shouldn’t be — Impossible Foods is giving people what they really want: taste, health and ethics.

What If We Could Geo-Locate the Next Deadly Outbreak — Months Before It Happened?

The AIME platform uses artificial intelligence to enable countries and their health practitioners to proactively deal with deadly outbreaks of disease.

Trending: G-Star Raw, Gap Dyeing to Make Better Jeans

G-Star Raw launches its latest collection of garments dyed with upcycled plant waste; while Gap Inc will roll out foam-dyed denim that dramatically reduces water, chemical and energy use.

6 Ways to Shift Business for Real, Positive Impact

Cross-Posted from Leadership. To answer the call of this climate emergency, we need business to shift from being ‘less negative’ to being ‘for good,’ and to redefine ‘profit’ to include social and environmental benefit.

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Trending: Brands Leveraging Tomorrow’s Greatest Minds to Solve Today’s Problems

From early-stage startups to college students to grade-school prodigies, 3M, the Biomimicry Institute and Unilever continue to mine the latest, greatest minds for the next sustainability innovations.

Finnish R&D Project Aims to Make Business from Circular Textiles

Telaketju, a Finnish network promoting sustainable recycling of textiles, shifts its focus from recycling to managing the whole value chain, extending textile lifespan and creating novel business models.

Best Buy Now Helping Consumers Reduce CO2, Save Billions on Utilities, Recycle More

The electronics retailer will now help its customers save billions while reducing their emissions, as it works to further decrease its own — and now offers expanded recycling and repair services.

E-Commerce Companies Can Be Guardians of the Environment

At Thrive Market, as we’ve neutralized our shipping footprint, brought our fulfillment centers to zero waste, and removed 90% of virgin plastic from our packaging, we’ve learned some surprising lessons.

AI Helping to Ensure Clean Water, Improve Yields, Protect Forests

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. Computer scientists at Intel are protecting the earth and we humans on it through a dedicated unit called AI for Social Good. We caught up with Head Anna Bethke and several of Intel’s software innovators to learn more about their work.

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Impossible Foods Celebrates Consumer Paradigm Shift to Plant-Based Meat

Cross-Posted from Behavior Change. The report also offers a first look at soon-to-be-published research that helps quantify the ways that plant-based diets can literally turn back the clock on climate change.

See Change: Real-Time Visibility Into Land Changes Key to Ending Deforestation

With technological advances in Earth observation, we may be only a few years away from screening commodity index funds for environmental risks the same way we account for other financially material risks in public equities today.

Nike’s Circular Design Workbook Offers Sustainability Guidelines for All Designers

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. The company says it hopes that the workbook helps to inspire considered choices that will reshape the future of product design around the world.

Forum for the Future, Fashion for Good Examine Potential Futures for Fashion

New studies released today at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit dive into potential futures for the fashion industry — Forum for the Future examines four distinct, climate-changed scenarios; while Fashion for Good assesses the viability of three circular business models.

Trending: Startups Fighting Food Waste Continue to Shape ‘Future of Snacking’

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. Entrepreneurial innovators are still giving the big guys a run for their money — with new products and solutions making use of food waste or eliminating it completely — and also challenging each other to create winning new products with upcycled ingredients.

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