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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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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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

Fashion and sustainability: Can they go together?

How WWF, Hilton Are Beating Hospitality Food Waste

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?

Trending: Kellogg, UK Gov Waste No Time Repurposing 'Throw Away' Food

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

Soap Recycling Creating Win-Win-Win for Hotels, Women, Developing Communities

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.

Trending: Bison Down Jacket, Circular Undies Latest Apparel Nixing Waste

The global movement to end textile waste continues, with the release of outer- and undergarments from new and established brands alike.

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The Earth's Circular Economy: Not a Practical Solution to Our Waste Issues

This is the second in a four-part series on geomimicry by renowned author and George Mason University professor Dr. Gregory C. Unruh. Read part one here.

Rubicon Global Crowns Inaugural 'Waste Fit Champions' at New Metrics '18

Rubicon Global — a technology company providing waste, recycling and smart city solutions to businesses and governments worldwide — along with the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Business School’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) and surplus food donation-management platform Goodr, tonight announced the list of inaugural “Waste Fit Champions,” a program designed to recognize the best sustainability leaders that are cutting down on waste, improving rec

Rubicon Pilots Driving Customers of All Sizes Toward Zero Waste

Working with customers of all sizes, B Corporation Rubicon Global is advancing its mission to end waste worldwide through delivering comprehensive waste reduction and recycling programs for its partners. The movement towards a zero-waste environment is growing in industries like restaurants, retail, education, grocery stores, and small and large corporations alike, and Rubicon is situated to help businesses achieve their goals in this area.

Brands Starting to ‘Go Postal’ Around Packaging Waste

Consumers are increasingly told to recycle more, say ‘no’ to plastic straws, bring reusable bags and containers for shopping, and prevent food waste by buying local and composting scraps. With the new report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) saying that even if we were to make massive changes, we only have about twelve years to divert away from climate catastrophe, this narrative has only heightened.

HP, IKEA Join Group Developing Global Supply Chain for Ocean-Bound Plastics

Today, NextWave Plastics — a collaborative, open-source initiative convening leading technology and consumer-focused companies to develop the first global network of ocean-bound plastics supply chains — announced that HP Inc. and IKEA are joining its global consortium. The addition of HP and IKEA marks 10 companies collaborating to “turn off the tap” of plastic entering the ocean.

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