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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.

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Organic-Materials Management: How Companies Can Make Better Choices

Helping people on the front lines of manufacturing and materials management understand company sustainability goalsm and providing the leadership support to contribute to achieving them, empowers them to take a more conscious approach to disposal.

Crystal Geyser Campaign Highlights Consumers’ Paramount Role in Recycling Ecosystem

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. A corresponding survey of US adults reveals the beverage industry has ‘more work to do when it comes to education’ around proper recycling.

Ørsted Partners to Scale Circularity of Wind, Solar Technologies

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. The Danish clean-energy giant is working with Vestas to incorporate low-carbon steel towers and recycled turbine blades into its offshore wind farms, and Solarcycle to recycle its end-of-life solar panels.

PepsiCo, UEFA Launch Circular Pilots During Champions League Finals

Last weekend’s Women’s event was the first Champions League Final to deploy returnable service ware, starting a long-term collaboration in reducing waste at major sports events.

Challenges in the Evolving Organic-Waste Landscape

It will take a culture change for consumers to join the food-waste recycling movement; but the good news is, it’s underway at the production and manufacturing level.

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Ellen MacArthur Foundation Challenges Industry: ‘We Must Change the Way We Make Our Food’

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. The Foundation’s Big Food Redesign Challenge will bring together producers, retailers, startups and suppliers to bring circular food design into the mainstream.

First Closed-Loop Metal-Recycling Technology Offers Sustainable Future for a Battery-Powered World

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. Aqua Metals’ closed-loop metal-recycling process is revolutionizing metal sourcing and disposal — and eliminating the negative side effects of EV battery production.

Logitech Partners with iFixit to Advance Circularity Goals

Increased ease of repairability will help to reduce e-waste and extend the life of Logitech devices, components and materials.

60+ Innovators Against Plastic Pollution Call for Pragmatic, Inclusive Global Plastics Treaty

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. rePurpose Global, The Ocean Cleanup launch alliance of leading plastic-waste solutionists dedicated to empowering balanced and informed policymaking.

Though Short Lived, Methane Has an Outsized Impact on Short-Term Warming

Decades ago, had we gotten a handle on our CO2, our additional methane emissions might not have mattered — but those days are gone.

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Cornell Researchers Upcycling Polyester Textile Waste into Functional Coatings

A new method chemically breaks down old fabric and reuses polyester compounds to create fire-resistant, anti-bacterial or wrinkle-free coatings that can then be applied to new clothes and fabrics.

Coach Launches Community-Powered, Circular Sub-Brand, Coachtopia

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. Coachtopia was co-created with a community of fashion enthusiasts, creatives, entrepreneurs, activists and more. Coach says it’s a platform for change in which Gen Z can help create the fashion future they want to see.

Food Companies: The Most Impactful Scope 3 Emissions Solutions Have Multiple Benefits

Working towards halving food loss and waste by 2030 will help food and beverage companies mitigate their GHGs across all scopes. Supply chain collaborations and engagements that yield multiple environmental benefits are critical.

Meet the Company Extending the Life of Some of Our Most Common (and Uncommon) Waste Streams

Through a nationwide network of independent haulers and reverse-recycling carriers linked through an app-based platform, CheckSammy brings long-overdue change to an outdated waste-management and recycling industry.

Apple Products to Include 100% Recycled Cobalt, Rare Earth Metals by 2025

Accelerated timeline for cobalt and other elements paves new path for key recycled metals in batteries, magnets and circuit boards.

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Astral Tequila Turning Spent Agave Into Bricks to Build Homes for Mexican Families in Need

Astral’s 'This Round's for the House' initiative is part of the Adobe Brick Project — its ongoing upcycling program to build homes and brighten communities in Jalisco.

re:loom Is Helping the Unhoused, Refugees and Low-Income Women Weave a Better Life

Cross-Posted from Organizational Change. The organization provides paid, on-site job training for weavers, 100% healthcare coverage and opportunities to engage in re:loom’s operations while creating upcycled housewares and accessories.

Trawling for Plastic: Solution or Distraction?

Some say the outsized focus on legacy plastics cleanup is analogous to carbon removal versus reducing carbon emissions at the source: ‘like putting a band-aid on a broken leg.’

Trending: Retailers Embrace Reuse, Credits in Ongoing Fight Against Plastic Waste

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. rePurpose Global helps Thrive Market achieve plastic neutrality for its own-brand products, while The Body Shop expands its refillable offerings in the US.

New Beer Made from Treated Wastewater Highlights Potential of Water Reuse

The San Francisco Bay Area-based pilot project reallocated 2,000 gallons of treated water from a residential high-rise to become more than 7,000 cans of beer.

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