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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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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and reverse-recycling carriers linked through an app-based platform, CheckSammy brings long-overdue change to an outdated waste-management and recycling industry.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.

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.

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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.

The Problem with Recycling, Part 3: Reducing Confusion and Boosting Consumer Confidence

This is the third in a three-part series covering key opportunities to turn 'the plastic-recycling problem' into a sustainable, circular plastic economy.

First Liquid-Heat Engine Can Upcycle 70% of the World’s Waste Heat Into Clean Energy

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. Luminescent’s circular solution uses isothermal processes to capture and store waste heat, transforming a previously inaccessible resource into zero-waste power.

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New Guide Details Tangible Solutions for Retailers to Move ‘Beyond the Bag’

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. Playbook highlights solutions from the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag that drive near-term, positive environmental impact and cost savings from eliminating single-use plastic bags.

The Problem with Recycling, Part 2: Increasing Recycled Content in New Products

This is the second in a three-part series covering key opportunities to turn “the plastic recycling problem” into a circular economy for plastics.

Not Their Waste, But Still Their Problem: How Alaska Is Managing an Influx of Global Marine Debris

Cross-Posted from From Purpose to Action: Building a Sustainable Future Together. A multi-stakeholder, community-based collaboration and an innovative model of plastic-waste recovery are helping to clean up the Gulf of Alaska.

Truly Closing the Loop: The ‘Recyclable’ vs ‘Circular’ Distinction

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. The term 'recycling' has become ubiquitous in our daily lives, but the nuances between ‘recyclable’ and ‘circular’ are often misunderstood. Understanding the distinction between the two is crucial in achieving a sustainable future.

The Ugly Company Raises $9M to Grow Market, Capacity for Upcycled Fruit Empire

The dried fruit snack maker is on a mission to put a dent in the massive produce waste issue on farms in California’s Central Valley, while teaching consumers the value in ‘food waste.’

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The Problem with Recycling, Part 1: How Can We Fix the Broken Plastic-Recycling System?

This is the first in a three-part series in which we break down key barriers and opportunities to turn ‘the plastic recycling problem’ into a circular plastics economy.

Tomorrow’s Circular, Low-Carbon Economy Is Being Built Today

Cross-Posted from From Purpose to Action: Building a Sustainable Future Together. The supply of recycled plastics must be more robust to meet global demand. A mix of mechanical and advanced recycling technologies can provide tangible solutions, create efficiencies and increase scale.

Apparel Brands Drive Circular Fashion Future with Recyclable, Renewable Fabrics

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. Pangaia and Filippa K are the latest to unveil collaborations with circular textile innovators — fueling progress toward closing the loop on fabric waste.

Alaska’s Move to Eliminate Inflight Plastic Reveals Issues Within US Recycling Infrastructure

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. The airline quickly hit a roadblock in the unrecyclability of paper cups with an integrated plastic lining necessary for beverage service.

England’s Partial Single-Use Plastic Ban Greeted with Lukewarm Response

Starting in October, the country will phase out a variety of single-use plastic products; but most think it does not go far enough to tackle pollution and waste.

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