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Study: Sustainable Forestry Policies May Lead to Increased Deforestation
Study: Sustainable Forestry Policies May Lead to Increased Deforestation

Supply Chain / Policies aimed at protecting tropical forests may lead to increased deforestation and timber production, according to new research. Rising international demand for timber, foreign investment and other factors have encouraged governments and corporations to adopt sustainable forest management practices, but it seems they may have unexpected negative consequences. - 8 years ago

Ford Testing Autonomous Hybrids in California, Sensors for Mobility Data in Rural Africa
Ford Testing Autonomous Hybrids in California, Sensors for Mobility Data in Rural Africa

Cleantech / The Ford Motor Company is ‘going further’ with its Smart Mobility Plan, which focuses on innovation in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics. Two recent developments include the use of sensor technology on motorcycles to collect mobility data in Africa, and autonomous vehicle testing on public roads in the US. - 8 years ago

Trending: This Week in Upcycling – Champagne Packaging, Rice Waste, Yoga Mats
Trending: This Week in Upcycling – Champagne Packaging, Rice Waste, Yoga Mats

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Upcycling is a great way to use waste to create new products and take the world one step closer to a circular economy. These companies are some of the latest to creatively incorporate the practice to optimize products while utilizing a variety of waste streams. - 8 years ago

Trending: While WRAP, Scottish Designers Tout Merits of ‘Durable’ Fashion, MANGO Has a Different Idea
Trending: While WRAP, Scottish Designers Tout Merits of ‘Durable’ Fashion, MANGO Has a Different Idea

Behavior Change / Waste reduction charity WRAP’s new Clothing Durability Report reveals that extending the active life of clothing items by nine months could reduce carbon, waste and water footprints of clothing in the UK by 20 to 30 percent each and cut resource costs by £5 billion. - 8 years ago

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EPA Accused of 'Covert Propaganda' for Social Media Campaign Behind Clean Water Rule
EPA Accused of 'Covert Propaganda' for Social Media Campaign Behind Clean Water Rule

Marketing and Comms / The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) broke the law with its social media campaign to promote the >Clean Water Rule, according to a US Government Accountability Office (GAO) ruling from earlier this week. - 8 years ago

70k Demand UPS and FedEx Leave ALEC, Stop Funding Climate Denial and Animal Cruelty
70k Demand UPS and FedEx Leave ALEC, Stop Funding Climate Denial and Animal Cruelty

Stakeholder Trends and Insights / Nearly 70,000 people have signed petitions to pressure UPS and FedEx to leave the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a conservative public policy lobbying group known for its opposition to environmental regulations. The two Care2 petitions warn UPS and FedEx that consumers will send their holiday mail through other carriers if the companies do not quit ALEC. - 8 years ago

Colorado State Chemists Develop Recyclable, Biodegradable, Petroleum-Free Plastic
Colorado State Chemists Develop Recyclable, Biodegradable, Petroleum-Free Plastic

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Chemists at Colorado State University (CSU) have developed a new biodegradable polymer. The plastic is made from the bio-renewable monomer Gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) and it converts back to GBL when heated — ready for reuse. The new material, called poly(GBL), could represent a fully recyclable and biodegradable alternative to petroleum-based materials. - 8 years ago

$13M in Clean Energy Investment to Power Agriculture Innovation in Emerging Markets
$13M in Clean Energy Investment to Power Agriculture Innovation in Emerging Markets

Product, Service & Design Innovation / 13 ventures have been announced as the recipients of $12.9 million in funding from the Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC) program. - 8 years ago

Video: ‘Koch Brothers’ Sponsor Star-Studded Climate Denial Anthem
Video: ‘Koch Brothers’ Sponsor Star-Studded Climate Denial Anthem

Marketing and Comms / A satire music video in the style of the 1985 collaboration “We Are The World,” highlights the flawed thinking of climate change deniers, with the help of some celebrities. Mocking the ultra-wealthy Koch brothers, Beau Bridges plays both David and Charles Koch, and invites “the world’s hottest conservative pop stars to sing a song.” - 8 years ago

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Trending: Dow, Avery Dennison Wrap Up Latest Innovations in Renewable, Recyclable Packaging
Trending: Dow, Avery Dennison Wrap Up Latest Innovations in Renewable, Recyclable Packaging

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / An award-winning stand-up pouch from The Dow Chemical Company will now be used to hold packs of Seventh Generation’s natural dishwashing detergent. - 8 years ago

Trending: Shirts, Shoes and Umbrellas with Purpose
Trending: Shirts, Shoes and Umbrellas with Purpose

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Looking for some ethical fashion options for your holiday shopping, or even your daily life? If you can’t wear a T-shirt to work, you may have the same frustrations that lead Yale School of Management grads Amanda Rinderle and Jonas Clark to co-found Tuckerman & Co.. - 8 years ago

Ford: New Manufacturing Method Could Cut Emissions By 50%
Ford: New Manufacturing Method Could Cut Emissions By 50%

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Saving engines from the scrapyard and reusing them could deliver a 50 percent reduction in CO2 emissions compared to producing a new engine, according to news from Ford Motor Company. The automaker has announced that its new, patented plasma coating technology unlocks new recycling potential. - 8 years ago

Campaign: 'Stop Hogging All the Water, Save Some for Wildlife'
Campaign: 'Stop Hogging All the Water, Save Some for Wildlife'

Waste Not / Bad news: You might be a water hog. Americans use more water per person than anyone else in the world – 27 billion gallons every day. Unfortunately, it is the river systems, lakes and wetlands and the wildlife of those habitats that suffer the most as a result of reckless water consumption. A new campaign is trying to call attention to the issue, engage people, and help them learn how to save water for wildlife. - 8 years ago

Indonesian Paper Giants Commit Over $100M Towards Forest, Peatland Restoration
Indonesian Paper Giants Commit Over $100M Towards Forest, Peatland Restoration

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Amidst the bustle of COP21, Indonesian forests have received some pretty good news. After weeks of devastating fires, APRIL Group and Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), two of the world’s largest pulp and paper companies, have made strong reforestation commitments. - 8 years ago

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Trending: UK Retailers Fighting Food Waste Through Investment, Redistribution
Trending: UK Retailers Fighting Food Waste Through Investment, Redistribution

Product, Service & Design Innovation / The United Kingdom wastes more food than any other European country; a 2014 House of Lords report estimated 15 million tonnes of food per year are wasted in the UK, at a cost of £5 billion, and the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has estimated the average UK household with children spends £700 per year on food that could be eaten but is thrown away. - 8 years ago

EU Adopts Circular Economy Package, But Is It Good Enough?
EU Adopts Circular Economy Package, But Is It Good Enough?

The Next Economy / Stakeholders are yet again criticizing the European Commission’s new Circular Economy Package. The original policy, released in December of last year, was denounced as insufficiently ambitious, resulting in its dismissal and a review process over the course of 2015. The Commission adopted the revised package on December 2nd, but some claim the new policy is even weaker than the original. - 8 years ago

Gates, Branson, Zuckerberg, Bezos, and Ma Launch Breakthrough Energy Coalition
Gates, Branson, Zuckerberg, Bezos, and Ma Launch Breakthrough Energy Coalition

Cleantech / “We need innovation that gives us energy that’s cheaper than today’s hydrocarbon energy, that has zero CO2 emissions, and that’s as reliable as today’s overall energy system. And when you put all those requirements together, we need an energy miracle,” Bill Gates recently told The Atlantic. - 8 years ago

“Bikes vs Cars” Wants to Liberate Cities from Traffic Jams and Urban Sprawl
“Bikes vs Cars” Wants to Liberate Cities from Traffic Jams and Urban Sprawl

Behavior Change / Could the bicycle be the tool for change that our cities need? A new documentary and a related app are hoping to inspire better design, smarter political decisions, and reduced CO2 emissions in the urban planning process by shining a light on the bicycle and its growing conflict with the car. - 8 years ago

Waste, Bioplastics and Edible Packaging Solutions Shine as Carlsberg Green Ideas Finalists
Waste, Bioplastics and Edible Packaging Solutions Shine as Carlsberg Green Ideas Finalists

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / In September and October, Carlsberg Group accepted submissions for its "Cheers to Green Ideas" competition, hosted in partnership with think tank Sustainia. The competition asked people and organizations from around the world to submit their ideas about how to make Carlsberg more sustainable. - 8 years ago

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Documentary Causing a STINK! Over Chemicals in Products
Documentary Causing a STINK! Over Chemicals in Products

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / A new documentary is racking up awards across the United States, exposing the dangers hidden in the products found on store shelves. Director Jon Whelan stumbled across the issue of undisclosed chemicals when he noticed a foul smell from a pair of pajamas he purchased for his daughter. The film, aptly titled STINK!, follows his journey to uncover the source of products’ odors and what “fragrance” on a label really means. - 8 years ago