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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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Behavior Change Pilot Makes UK Consumers ‘Smarter’ About Water Use

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. Not only did Anglian Water’s ‘Smarter Drop’ project deliver impressive reduction in water consumption amongst consumers, it created impressive gains in brand loyalty and trust for the UK utility.

Trending: Vodka, Nutrient-Dense Snacks Show Glimpse Into Circular Food Future

“When you upcycle what’s already grown, you don’t need to grow more crops, occupy more land, consume more water. Repurposing byproducts, you can help to fight climate change; making protein affordable, you fight food insecurity for current and future generations.”

Hilton Challenges Its Hospitality Teams to Step Up Soap Recycling

Hilton is ramping up its soap-collecting efforts around the world, with a goal of recycling 1 million bars for Clean the World to distribute on Global Handwashing Day (October 15).

New Reports Reveal Details, Impacts of Efforts To Tackle Plastic Waste and Pollution

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.

Trending: Collaborations Continue to Fuel Solutions to Plastic Pollution

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.

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Trending: Taking the Carbon, Waste Out of eCommerce

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.

#WearNext: Make Fashion Circular, NYC Partner to Tackle Clothing Waste

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.

The Big Climate Issue We Need to Focus on in 2019: Textiles and Circularity

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.

How Imaging Technology Could Solve the Global Food Waste Problem

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.

UK Gov Proposes Tax, Other Incentives to Help End Throwaway Fashion

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.

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Renewal Mill: Turning By-Products Into More Nutritious Food

Through its proprietary technology, the company transforms organic, high-fiber food by-product streams into nutritious raw ingredients.

Champions 12.3: Restaurants Realize 7:1 ROI by Reducing Food Waste

Cross-Posted from Business Case. New research finds rather compelling business case for restaurants to reduce the amount of food they throw away.

Novozymes, VTT Crafting Next-Gen Solutions to Plastic Waste (and More)

Promising technologies from Finland, France could bring waste-free future closer to reality.

That’s the Spirit: Optimizing the Inputs, and Outputs, of Alcohol

Cross-Posted from Supply Chain. Players large and small are innovating to optimize what goes into — and comes out of — alcohol production.

Passion Fruit: Growing a Farm into a Climate-Beneficial Enterprise

Many farmers avoid wasting excess fruit by turning it into animal feed, but Sidehill Farm has found much more delicious solutions.

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EPR in Action: TerraCycle, CPG Giants Close ‘Loop’ on Single-Use Packaging

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.

Dell Continues to Close the Loop on E-waste

“We’ve made a really good run at making electronics recycling convenient and easy, but there is an opportunity for the entire IT industry."

Trending: Lush, M&S, Nestlé Accelerate Plastic-Free Strategies

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. The work to clean up our plastic mess continues with new initiatives from more major brands.

Global Alliance Commits Over $1B to End Plastic Waste

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. The global plastics value chain has banded together to advance solutions to plastic waste in the environment.

Q&A: Savers on a Mission to Help Us All ‘Rethink Reuse’

Fashion and sustainability: Can they go together?

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