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Waste Not

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

Meet the Company Infusing Circularity, Inclusivity into PPE

Meet the Company Infusing Circularity, Inclusivity into PPE

AmorSui's new line of higher-quality, inclusive, washable and recyclable garments eliminate waste and better protect medical personnel. We spoke with founder Beau Wangtrakuldee about her vision for a circular commerce model for medical supplies.

Pernod Ricard Partnership Expands Circular Spirits Distribution

The spirits giant has expanded its partnership with ecoSPIRITS, whose closed-loop packaging system reduces waste and emissions from the production and transportation of bottled beverages.

Meet 2 Companies Upcycling Food Waste to Make Beauty More Sustainable

Biotech startups Kaffe Bueno and The Upcycled Beauty Company are transforming food-manufacturing waste streams into high-quality ingredients for personal-care products.

New WWF Tool Tackles Upstream Food Loss in Supply Chains

The tool provides actionable insights for food growers and buyers to map their current loss levels at the farm and develop new channels to utilize more of what is grown.

More Beauty Retailers Embracing a Circular Economy for Packaging

New initiatives from Kiehl’s, Sephora, Shoppers Drug Mart and Ulta lay further groundwork for reducing the beauty industry’s massive plastic footprint.

Dr. Martens, IKEA Push Circular Fashion Further Into the Mainstream

IKEA has created a collection made from recycled coworker uniforms; while Dr. Martens’ Genix Nappa collection features recycled-leather remakes of three of the iconic shoe brand’s signature styles.

Hellmann’s AI-Enabled Tool Reveals Your Fridge’s Meal Potential

Meal Reveal, developed in collaboration with Google Cloud, uses simple fridge scan to help consumers overcome ‘fridge blindness’ and reduce household food waste.

‘Quantum Nose’ Could Be Key to Sniffing Out Food Waste

The University of Maryland’s NourishNet team has been awarded $5M from the NSF to develop its comprehensive, technology-based approach to tackling food waste and insecurity.

KLM Has Wasted 60% Less Inflight Food, Thanks to AI

Not all flights booked result in a passenger on board said flight. By predicting the number of passengers based on historical data, AI is helping the airline waste significantly fewer inflight meals.

This Technology May Tackle 2 Sustainability Challenges in One Fell Swoop

Anaerobic digestion offers a solution to two major challenges: food waste and transitioning to clean energy. We spoke with Shawn Kreloff, founder and CEO of Bioenergy Devco, to discuss the technology’s potential.

Pandora Now Sources 100% Recycled Silver, Gold for Its Jewelry

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. By using recycled instead of newly mined silver and gold, Pandora avoids 58,000 tons of CO2 per year. The company expects that it will craft all new jewelry with 100% recycled silver and gold from the second half of 2024.

Logitech Boosts Product Circularity, Shares Design Principles with Industry

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. To drive industry-wide carbon reduction, Logitech is sharing its design principles and tools with any organizations in the consumer-tech industry looking to boost their sustainability efforts.

Parts of Future Fords Could Be Made from Olive Waste

Ford engineers are conducting trials on parts made from 40% olive tree fibers and 60% recycled plastic — which is heated and injection-molded into the shape of the selected part.

Will the Fashion Industry Come Clean on the Data Point That Matters Most for Circularity?

With 'Speak Volumes,' we aim to draw awareness to overproduction and create a more just distribution of responsibility for fashion waste clean-up — which builds on our overall goal of promoting a shift towards a justice-led, circular fashion economy.

Starbucks Becomes First National Coffee Retailer to Accept Reusable, Personal Cups

Cross-Posted from Behavior Change. Starting January 3, 2024, customers will be able to use their own clean, personal cup at all company-operated stores and participating licensed stores in the US and Canada.

Flashfood Offers a Solution to Food Waste That Doesn’t Leave the Grocery Store

The platform connects shoppers with near-expiration food coming directly from grocery shelves at a significant discount.

‘Tis the Season of ‘Giving Back:’ The Environmental Impact of Holiday Returns

Addressing the fate of returned items — and the larger issue of 'wrap, return, repeat' consumer culture — requires adoption of smart technologies to offset losses and improve retail’s environmental impact during the holiday season and beyond.

Understanding Digestate: The Bounty from Anaerobic Digestion

Leveraging the potential of anaerobic digestion and utilizing digestate as a renewable soil amendment offers significant opportunities for sustainable and regenerative agriculture.

WWF Report Reveals Progress on Some of the World’s Biggest Brands' Plastic Footprints

While ReSource: Plastic members are demonstrating that plastic reporting is possible, voluntary corporate action is not sufficient to address the scale and urgency of the plastic waste crisis.

The Game within a Game: Eastman, UTenn, UMich Compete for a Common Good

Cross-Posted from Behavior Change. Together, Eastman and the two teams helped turn the spirit of competition into a unique approach to diverting waste, keeping recycling top of mind and driving behavior change with football fans.