Waste Not

The latest in the growing number of efforts directed at reducing, repurposing and ultimately eliminating waste in all its forms.

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6 Lessons Learned Over a Century of Advancing a Circular Economy

International Paper is 121 years old. If we want to be relevant for the next century, we must bring others along on our trajectory toward circularity. Whether you’re just starting out or are further down the path to circularity, take comfort in knowing you are not in this alone.

A Cleaner, ‘Greener’ World: Hilton Expands Soap Recycling for Global Handwashing Day

Hilton properties have collectively recycled four million pounds of soap, resulting in 11 million soap bars being distributed to communities in need in 127 countries. Starting today, soap recycling is now a brand standard across over 5,300 Hilton properties.

With New Absolute-Reduction Strategy, Unilever 'Gets Drastic on Plastic’

By 2025, the CPG giant says it will eliminate more than 100K tonnes of plastic packaging, and collect and process more plastic packaging than it sells. This makes Unilever the first global CPG company to commit to an absolute plastics reduction across its portfolio.

WWF’s ReSource Hub: A System-Wide Feedback Loop for Solving Plastic Pollution

WWF's ReSource: Plastic platform is helping companies implement ways to reduce the most plastic, measure the impact — and hold them all to account in the process. WWF’s Erin Simon told us more.

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With Farm-Level Food Loss Data, Our Food Waste Problem Is Much Bigger Than We Thought

Food waste isn’t a new story. We read about the waste that’s happening in the grocery store and we see it happening on our countertops. But waste on the farm is still largely undiscussed, and adds a whole new aspect to the problem.

ReGrained Rebrands, Invites Us All to ‘Eat Up!’

ReGrained — which has made a name for itself with nutrient-dense granola bars made from spent brewery grains — has announced a new brand aesthetic, complete with a consumer call to action.

Trending: Circular In, Single-Use Out for Food and Beverage Containers

12 UK projects have earned grants for creating a circular economy for coffee cups; and a Toronto restaurant is trialing reusable to-go containers, and asking others to follow suit.

Abbott’s Environmental Goals Build a More Sustainable Business

Abbott's purpose is to help people live their best through better health. Protecting the environment is an important part of that commitment — that's why we seek the most sustainable ways to deliver life-changing technologies to people around the world.

A 10-Step Plan for Halving Food Loss and Waste by 2030

The **UN** set a global goal to cut food loss and waste in half by 2030. Alarming figures show just how big of a challenge remains. The size of the prize is huge. So, too, must be the action to seize it.

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How Dow Is Helping Global Communities Tackle Plastic Waste

By helping to incentivize, develop and scale circular and environmentally beneficial projects, we can maximize the value of waste, empower communities and create a more sustainable future.

The Ocean Cleanup: Into the Twilight Zone

As the Great Pacific Garbage Patch continues to fragment into microplastics, it is key that we reach proven technology status as soon as possible; we are closer than ever to having a tool capable of cleaning up the oceans for good.

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

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.

Beverage Giants Up the Ante on Efforts to Reverse Plastic Pollution

Molson Coors, Dasani and Poland Spring all unveil ambitious plans to eliminate problematic single-use plastic from their packaging — and help keep consumers up to speed on what’s #NotTrash.

Coyuchi for Life: A Closed-Loop Approach to Textile Rentals

Organic linen purveyor Coyuchi is taking home textile rentals one step ahead with new, closed-loop program.

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Down in the Dumps: The Need for Rational IT Sustainability Policies

25% of orgs that say they have a sustainable IT policy dump or destroy their obsolescent hardware — the least sustainable ways of handling them. Here's a business case for better IT lifecycle management..

Treasure8: The Systemic, Tech-Driven Solution to Food Waste

The regenerative food tech company is on a mission to revolutionize how food is managed along supply chains, while also addressing the global challenges of food waste, nutrition and climate change.

US Consumers More Concerned About Ocean Plastic Than Climate Change

New study finds bans of single-use plastic and awareness of circular alternatives are breaking through to consumers. The impacts of climate change remain much more intangible.

Can Green PE, Better Collection and Recycling Redeem Plastic? Braskem Thinks So

As ocean plastic in particular has captured the world’s attention, plastic producers such as Braskem have quickly ramped up efforts to use plastic responsibly and create better alternatives.

Sports World, CPG Brands Continue Charge Toward Sustainable Plastics Use

Announcements this week take skincare into refillable pods, set new standards designed to protect environment amid climate crisis, and increase recycled content in packaging.

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