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I:CO Now Recycling Textiles from Over 800 American Eagle Stores Across US, Canada
I:CO Now Recycling Textiles from Over 800 American Eagle Stores Across US, Canada

Waste Not / Last week, global closed-loop textile recycling company I:CO announced an expanded partnership with American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) to roll out its clothing and shoes recycling program in all of American Eagle’s 823 stores across the United States and Canada.As of June 14th, customers are now able to drop off used or unwanted clean clothing, shoes and textiles from any brand into the specifically marked I:CO boxes at any North American location. Participating customers will be rewarded with a text code for $5 off a pair of AEO jeans to be used in store that day. All proceeds from the program will be donated to the Student Conservation Association, one of AEO’s national charity partners. - 10 years ago

Tesco Ireland Removing Sweets, Chocolates from Checkout Areas
Tesco Ireland Removing Sweets, Chocolates from Checkout Areas

Behavior Change / Tesco, the UK’s largest grocery chain, recently announced plans to remove sweets and chocolates from all checkouts across all of its Irish stores. The change will be fully implemented by the end of the year across all 146 stores and is a Tesco initiative to support a healthier Ireland. Tesco Ireland is the first retailer in Ireland to commit to having all checkouts sweet-free. - 10 years ago

adidas Partners with bluesign, Commits to Additional Best Practices in Chemical Management
adidas Partners with bluesign, Commits to Additional Best Practices in Chemical Management

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Today, the adidas Group announced a strategic partnership with bluesign technologies to further drive sustainable solutions in the Group’s global supply chain.bluesign technologies is the well-established world leading provider of assessment tools for positive chemistry in the textile industry. The bluesign® system, focused on screening and managing chemical input at supplier level, brings multiple benefits such as the more responsible use of resources, the effective management of restricted substances, as well as the elimination of hazardous chemicals in the supply chain. - 10 years ago

Ford and Heinz Collaborate on 'Tom-auto'-Based Materials for Car Parts
Ford and Heinz Collaborate on 'Tom-auto'-Based Materials for Car Parts

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / When most people think of ketchup and cars (if they do at all), they’re probably just hoping to not spill any while they’re driving. But researchers at Ford and Heinz have something much cooler in mind — the companies announced today they are investigating the use of tomato fibers in developing bio-based composite materials for use in vehicle manufacturing. Specifically, dried tomato skins — now a waste product of the ketchup-making process — could become the wiring brackets or a storage bin used to hold coins and other small objects in a Ford vehicle. - 10 years ago

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Groups call on Walmart, P&G, Coke to Back Proven Recycling Approaches, Not Closed Loop Fund
Groups call on Walmart, P&G, Coke to Back Proven Recycling Approaches, Not Closed Loop Fund

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Today, a group of public interest organizations called on Walmart and the eight other companies involved in the recently launched $100M “Closed Loop Recycling” loan fund, to instead support proven policies to boost recycling, such as extended producer responsibility (EPR), which holds consumer goods companies financially responsible for the collection of their packaging post-use (rather than having taxpayers and local governments foot the bill) and meeting recycling targets. - 10 years ago

PDP, Trucost Offer Sneak Preview of Groundbreaking 'Valuing Plastic' Report at #SB14sd
PDP, Trucost Offer Sneak Preview of Groundbreaking 'Valuing Plastic' Report at #SB14sd

Waste Not / On the evening of June 5, an advanced copy of the Executive Summary of Valuing Plastic: The Business Case for Measuring, Managing and Disclosing Plastic Use in the Consumer Goods Industry will be shared with the Sustainable Brands community during SB’14 San Diego. - 10 years ago

#SB14sd: PRé Offering Free Sustainability Metrics Assessments for Innovative, Sustainable Startups
#SB14sd: PRé Offering Free Sustainability Metrics Assessments for Innovative, Sustainable Startups

New Metrics / PRé has long been the metrics solutions partner for first-movers in a variety of industries aiming to create business value from sustainable products. Perhaps best known for its industry-standard SimaPro LCA software, PRé profoundly believes in the possibility and viability of a sustainable future and the crucial role metrics can play in that transformation.So in the interest of furthering business’ positive impacts from the ground up, PRé has announced that, through the end of the year, it will provide complimentary sustainability metrics assessments to promising mission-driven startups, in order to accelerate their expansion. - 10 years ago

#SB14sd: Aspirationals Vote Coke, Microsoft, Tata, Nestlé World’s Most Responsible Companies
#SB14sd: Aspirationals Vote Coke, Microsoft, Tata, Nestlé World’s Most Responsible Companies

Stakeholder Trends and Insights / Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Samsung, Tata, Unilever and Nestlé top the list of the world’s most responsible companies, based on a new global survey of Aspirational consumers by BBMG and GlobeScan released today at the Sustainable Brands 2014 Conference. - 10 years ago

adidas Addresses Allegations of Toxic World Cup Gear; Greenpeace Shoots Back
adidas Addresses Allegations of Toxic World Cup Gear; Greenpeace Shoots Back

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Last week, Greenpeace Germany released a report indicting adidas, Nike and Puma for producing gear for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil that contains hazardous chemicals. The watchdog group unveiled the results after testing 33 items including boots, goalkeeper gloves and the official “Brazuca” ball, for a range of substances. - 10 years ago

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Investors Press Mondelez International to Switch to Recyclable Packaging
Investors Press Mondelez International to Switch to Recyclable Packaging

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Last week, shareholder advocacy organization As You Sow (AYS), along with shareholders representing $11.8 billion worth of shares, presented a proposal to Mondelez International asking that the company make the switch to recyclable packaging.The resolution, which received 28.4 percent shareholder support, was presented at the giant food manufacturer’s annual meeting.The world’s largest snack food company, Mondelez International produces brands such as Oreo, Chips Ahoy!, Trident gum, and Philadelphia cream cheese. It comprises the global snack and food brands of the former Kraft Foods, from which it split in 2012. - 10 years ago

A Record 7 Black Pencils Reward Creativity for Social Good at 52nd D&AD Professional Awards
A Record 7 Black Pencils Reward Creativity for Social Good at 52nd D&AD Professional Awards

Products and Design / The juries at the 52nd D&AD Professional Awards last night at Battersea Evolution in London gave out the highest-ever number of Black Pencils ever awarded to a host of projects representing socially progressive, ethical and innovative advertising and design. - 10 years ago

Greenpeace Chastising Brands for Toxic World Cup Gear
Greenpeace Chastising Brands for Toxic World Cup Gear

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / With less than a month to go before the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Greenpeace Germany has released a new report indicting adidas, Nike and Puma for producing soccer gear with hazardous chemicals after testing 33 items including boots, goalkeeper gloves and the official “Brazuca” ball, for a range of substances. - 10 years ago

NGOs: PepsiCo's New Palm Oil Commitment Is Major Improvement, But Other Companies Are Doing More
NGOs: PepsiCo's New Palm Oil Commitment Is Major Improvement, But Other Companies Are Doing More

Supply Chain / Last week, PepsiCo became the latest in a recent string of consumer packaged goods (CPG) giants — including Colgate-Palmolive, General Mills, Kellogg and Procter & Gamble — to announce a new “zero deforestation” palm oil sourcing commitment. - 10 years ago

Shelton Continues to Drive Changes in Behaviors, Attitudes Around Energy Efficiency
Shelton Continues to Drive Changes in Behaviors, Attitudes Around Energy Efficiency

Behavior Change / Shelton Group, known for its 2011 “Wasting Water Is Weird” campaign, has set its sights on helping consumers understand and improve energy efficiency in the home through a series of campaigns, partnerships and interactive tools. We spoke with CEO Suzanne Shelton about their impacts to date, the “holy grail” of consumer engagement, and the missing ingredient for doing it effectively.Tell us about your "Do 5 Things" (aka Fiveworx) platform — when and how was it developed? How is it different from other tools for engaging people in energy efficiency? - 10 years ago

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McDonald's USA Introduces 'Happy,' Who Will Hopefully Encourage Kids to Eat Healthier
McDonald's USA Introduces 'Happy,' Who Will Hopefully Encourage Kids to Eat Healthier

Marketing and Comms / McDonald’s USA announced this week it is offering new incentives for kids to eat healthier – with the addition of yogurt as a new side option for Happy Meals and the unveiling of “Happy,” the company’s new Happy Meal brand ambassador.McDonald’s says “Happy” is intended to bring “fun and excitement to kids’ meals while also serving as an ambassador for balanced and wholesome eating.” Happy will officially be introduced nationwide May 23, and will encourage kids to enjoy fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and wholesome beverages such as water or juice. - 10 years ago

Dell Making Good on 'Legacy of Good' Plan with Carbon-Negative Packaging, Closed-Loop Plastics
Dell Making Good on 'Legacy of Good' Plan with Carbon-Negative Packaging, Closed-Loop Plastics

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / On Tuesday, Dell announced new sustainability initiatives that CEO Michael Dell called “the next milestone” in Dell’s 2020 Legacy of Good plan. - 10 years ago

Lignin Poised to Become Renewable Alternative to Petrochemical Feedstocks
Lignin Poised to Become Renewable Alternative to Petrochemical Feedstocks

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Lignin, a by-product of the wood-pulping industry, is an organic substance binding the cells, fibers and vessels in wood. Between 40 and 50 million tons are produced worldwide per year; while some is being used for low- and medium-value applications (e.g. binding and dispersing agents in materials such as cement and bio-based leather substitutes — representing a market of roughly $730 million), most is currently treated as a non-commercialized waste product. - 10 years ago

Tom's of Maine Highlights Achievements, New Goals, Other 'Goodness' in New Report
Tom's of Maine Highlights Achievements, New Goals, Other 'Goodness' in New Report

Marketing and Comms / The second edition of the Tom’s of Maine Goodness Report, released today, shines a light on the company’s approach to its ingredients, packaging, waste, water, energy, community and employees. The new report shows progress against 11 key goals and how human, healthy and environmental values guide the company’s sustainable business practices, and a goals tracker for 2015 and beyond. - 10 years ago

Havas: 'Smarter' Consumers Will Significantly Alter Economic Models and the Role of Brands
Havas: 'Smarter' Consumers Will Significantly Alter Economic Models and the Role of Brands

The Next Economy / As the sharing economy continues to gain momentum worldwide, new research out this week from Havas Worldwide, that depicts a global population in search of a better way of living and consuming, shouldn’t come as much surprise.70 percent of the 10,574 people surveyed in 29 countries* believe that overconsumption is putting our planet and society at risk; half say they could happily live without most of the items they own and two-thirds make it a point to rid themselves of unneeded possessions at least once a year. - 10 years ago

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City of Austin Partners with Keep America Beautiful to Increase Residential Recycling
City of Austin Partners with Keep America Beautiful to Increase Residential Recycling

Behavior Change / Keep America Beautiful and the Ad Council have announced that the City of Austin is the first city to partner on their “I Want to Be Recycled” multimedia public service advertising (PSA) campaign, which aims to motivate Americans to recycle every day.Created by San Francisco-based ad agency Pereira & O’Dell and sponsored by Alcoa Foundation, American Chemistry Council, Anheuser-Busch, City of Austin, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Nestlé Waters North America, Niagara Bottling, Unilever and Waste Management, the bilingual multimedia campaign illustrates that recyclable materials can be given another life when someone chooses to recycle. - 10 years ago