The latest in the growing number of efforts directed at reducing, repurposing and ultimately eliminating waste in all its forms.
In the first New Plastics Economy Global Commitment report, major companies publish data on their annual plastic packaging volumes, many for the first time; while Closed Loop Partners’ 2018 Impact Report measures the effect their investments are having on reducing emissions, diverting valuable commodities from landfill and creating jobs.
Cross-Posted from Collaboration. These days, we can’t go a week without the launch of another initiative, innovation or collaboration aimed at eradicating plastic waste around the world – which means we may actually have a fighting chance at doing it.
Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. Between Amazon and Etsy’s carbon-neutral ambitions, and more and more options for circular shipping containers, the millions of tons of emissions and waste generated by e-commerce could soon be a thing of the past.
Cross-Posted from Behavior Change. As well as being able to drop off clothing at stores and other collection points, New Yorkers will be encouraged to get involved by donating, repairing, reselling or swapping their old clothes to give them a new life.
I want to encourage all of the stakeholders — brands and consumers — to work together to move the needle, as we look to mitigate fashion and textile waste impact over the next two decades.
One of the biggest food retailers in the US has used the software to better understand the shelf life of its beef, cutting potential waste by 25 percent.
Cross-Posted from Organizational Change. The Environmental Audit Committee is calling on the UK government to make fashion retailers take responsibility for the waste they create.
Through its proprietary technology, the company transforms organic, high-fiber food by-product streams into nutritious raw ingredients.
Cross-Posted from Business Case. New research finds rather compelling business case for restaurants to reduce the amount of food they throw away.
Promising technologies from Finland, France could bring waste-free future closer to reality.
Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. Players large and small are innovating to optimize what goes into — and comes out of — alcohol production.
Many farmers avoid wasting excess fruit by turning it into animal feed, but Sidehill Farm has found much more delicious solutions.
Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. First-of-its-kind, global shopping platform aims to offer zero-waste packaging options for the world’s most popular consumer products.
“We’ve made a really good run at making electronics recycling convenient and easy, but there is an opportunity for the entire IT industry."
Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. The work to clean up our plastic mess continues with new initiatives from more major brands.
Cross-Posted from Collaboration. The global plastics value chain has banded together to advance solutions to plastic waste in the environment.
Fashion and sustainability: Can they go together?
If you’re visiting a hotel this holiday season for either work or pleasure, take a moment to observe the way food is prepared and served at the buffet or your holiday party dinner. Is it presented in abundance? Are people taking more than they can eat? Is the hotel staff replenishing the buffet even as the party is winding down? How much food is going back to the kitchen? Can you tell if the hotel is donating edible food or composting its scraps?
New initiatives from both the private and public sector aim to further chip away at the UK’s food waste issue, as the nation attempts to rebound from being designated Europe’s biggest food waster in 2015. Kellogg's Cornflakes adding sweet touch to Throw Away IPA
It was 2014 and social entrepreneur Samir Lakhani was working on sustainable aquaculture projects in the villages of Northern Cambodia. Watching a mother wash and bathe her new baby using laundry powder rather than soap is a vision that has stayed with him to this day. It was also the inspiration for his next business venture. “I noticed that nobody seemed in good overall health — whether it was an infection that wouldn’t go away or a child with diarrhea,” he told Sustainable Brands in a recent interview.