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

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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.

BASF Collaboration to Develop Closed-Loop Process for Recycling EV Batteries

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. The ReLieVe project will develop and scale the process and structuring of an integrated industrial sector — from collection and recycling of end-of-life batteries, to the manufacturing of new electrode materials.

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.

Do We Need Science-Based Targets for Plastic?

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. How much plastic recycling is enough to save our seas? It might be time to do the math and set forth quantifiable expectations and accountabilities for plastic production, use and recovery, as we’ve started to do with emissions.

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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.

Meet the Latest 12 Startups Set to Change Fashion as We Know it

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. Innovations in garment fitting, recycling, intelligent machinery and a virtual garment marketplace are among the 12 new innovations joining the latest Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator Programme.

Partnerships, Recyclable K-Cups® Helping Keurig Dr Pepper Towards Waste-Reduction Goals

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. What happens when an ethical coffee company merges with a major soda group? Chief Sustainability Officer Monique Oxender told us more about Keurig Dr Pepper and its new “Drink Well, Do Good” platform.

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Meet CHEP: The Unsung Leader in Circular, Data-Driven Transport Solutions

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. Wooden pallets may not be the most glamorous part of the global supply chain, but nothing gets moved around without them, and they are a huge opportunity for a circular economy.

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.

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.

A Designer Fix to Our Current State of 'Broken'

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. From alternative materials to circular production methods, sustainable design continues on a viable path forward; it is an approach that I hope other manufacturers embrace as the ultimate design challenge.

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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.

Solving the Problem of Plastic Waste Is About Value Creation

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. Plastic in and of itself is not the problem — creating value for it is key to ensuring it doesn’t just get thrown “away.” Here are just a few of the innovations eliminating the idea of [plastic] waste.

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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