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Maxine Perella

Maxine Perella is an environmental journalist working in the field of corporate sustainability, circular economy and resource risk.

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30-Year-Old Entrepreneur Putting Africa Front and Center in Global Circular Economy
30-Year-Old Entrepreneur Putting Africa Front and Center in Global Circular Economy

Waste Not / Ray Onovwigun and his startup, Romco Metals, have seized the opportunity to build the capacity and infrastructure Africa needs to become a global player in the recovery and recycling of valuable metals. - 6 days ago

Fix the Economy, Fix the Climate: A Deeper Dive Into the Win-Win of a Circular Economy
Fix the Economy, Fix the Climate: A Deeper Dive Into the Win-Win of a Circular Economy

The Next Economy / At a recent virtual event, Dame Ellen MacArthur and an esteemed lineup of business and policy leaders discussed how to push siloed circular efforts to scale. And while the unknown and upfront costs are delaying progress, MacArthur asserted: “Everybody loses if we continue with business as usual.” - 3 months ago

Just Brands ’21: Where the Rubber Meets the Long, Bumpy Road to Truly Equitable Workplaces
Just Brands ’21: Where the Rubber Meets the Long, Bumpy Road to Truly Equitable Workplaces

Organizational Change / At Sustainable Brands’ latest Just Brands event, experts from across the spectrum of business discussed corporate efforts to support diversity, equity, inclusion and justice issues — and how stakeholders will no longer tolerate a gap between commitments and actions. - 4 months ago

New C2C Certified Product Standard Pushes Companies Beyond Compliance, Toward Leadership
New C2C Certified Product Standard Pushes Companies Beyond Compliance, Toward Leadership

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / V4.0 of the newly released Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard is designed to meet companies wherever they are on their sustainability journey and help them set achievable milestones through actionable pathways as they work towards their ultimate goals. - 6 months ago

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S’well’s New Sustainability-as-a-Service Platform Riding GroundS’well of Demand for Circular Products
S’well’s New Sustainability-as-a-Service Platform Riding GroundS’well of Demand for Circular Products

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Best known for its fashionable reusable bottles and hydration accessories, S’well recently launched GroundS’well — a sustainability-as-a-service platform that aims to help brands improve consumer habits while decreasing single-use plastic waste. - 7 months ago

In the Spirit of Sustainability: Absolut Set to Unveil Fully Recyclable Paper Bottles
In the Spirit of Sustainability: Absolut Set to Unveil Fully Recyclable Paper Bottles

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / While still in the testing phase, The Absolut Company hopes that its new paper bottle will be the first of many in a wider range of sustainable packaging solutions for consumers. - 11 months ago

Dried and True: The Food Service World Works to Rein in COVID-Fueled Waste
Dried and True: The Food Service World Works to Rein in COVID-Fueled Waste

Waste Not / As COVID-19 continues to change the landscape for food-service establishments, initiatives to mitigate food waste that combine creativity, technology and flavor with good business sense will become a necessity.  - 1 year ago

#JustBrands: To Push Cultural Change, Brands Must Unpack Their ‘BAGS’
#JustBrands: To Push Cultural Change, Brands Must Unpack Their ‘BAGS’

Organizational Change / After a humbling, informative and inspiring first day, day two of Sustainable Brands’ Just Brands virtual event examined case studies of DEI excellence in practice. - 1 year ago

How to Redesign Our Food System for Resilience
How to Redesign Our Food System for Resilience

The Next Economy / At the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s recent Big Food Workshop, a variety of experts from throughout the food space spoke on the need to radically redesign for circularity and regionalism, to help us heal our broken global food system. - 1 year ago

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Sisters’ Social Enterprise Breaking the Cycle of Limited Personal Mobility in the UAE
Sisters’ Social Enterprise Breaking the Cycle of Limited Personal Mobility in the UAE

Waste Not / Meet Charicycles — the upcycled cycles that are helping improve mobility and air quality in Dubai, while improving the wellbeing and motivation of children in refugee camps. - 1 year ago

How to Future-Proof Brands and Create Culture Change in Challenging Times
How to Future-Proof Brands and Create Culture Change in Challenging Times

Marketing and Comms / Day 2 of the SB Leadership Summit saw a host of intimate discussions on the power of teamwork to drive change toward a better future — as seen in the relationships between top brands’ CMOs and CSOs, the many brand partners fueling SB’s Brands for Good initiative, and making “what people need” a core brand focus. - 1 year ago

Learning from Leadership: How to Create a Climate-Positive, Post-Pandemic Future
Learning from Leadership: How to Create a Climate-Positive, Post-Pandemic Future

The Next Economy / Embracing serendipity, climate positivity and wisdom from the natural world are just a few pertinent principles from the host of inspiring discussions on day 1 of the SB Leadership Summit — along with a shift in focus to being “known for what we allocate, not what we accumulate.” - 1 year ago

How Gap, MycoWorks, Thousand Fell Are Edging Fashion Closer to Circularity
How Gap, MycoWorks, Thousand Fell Are Edging Fashion Closer to Circularity

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Denim and leather have helped style some of the most iconic fashion statements throughout history — so when taking apparel full circle, it makes sense to start with these types of classic materials that never seem to go out of vogue. - 1 year ago

Scotland’s Circular Ambitions Take (Hopefully Temporary) Back Seat During Pandemic
Scotland’s Circular Ambitions Take (Hopefully Temporary) Back Seat During Pandemic

Waste Not / COVID-19 has delayed both the Scottish Climate Change Plan update and the Scottish Circular Economy Bill. While it’s unclear now whether the latter will ever see the light of day, stakeholders agree that the delay is a welcome opportunity to reassess and strengthen the Bill. - 1 year ago

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Fibersort Technology Could Be Game-Changing for Recycling Post-Consumer Textiles
Fibersort Technology Could Be Game-Changing for Recycling Post-Consumer Textiles

Waste Not / The tech can separate collected textiles by fiber composition and color into precise recycling feedstocks and return them to the supply chain — but studies show consumers need to drive the garment industry to use more recycled content in their products. - 1 year ago

Chilean Startup Eliminating Packaging Waste, ‘Poverty Tax’ in Latin American Product Market
Chilean Startup Eliminating Packaging Waste, ‘Poverty Tax’ in Latin American Product Market

The Next Economy / Algramo’s unique, refillable packaging system allows customers to buy as much or as little of a product as they want, in reusable containers, with no difference in the price per gram — then recycles all packaging at the end of its life. - 1 year ago

Scotland Charges Forward in Its Role as the World's 'Circular Economy Hotspot'
Scotland Charges Forward in Its Role as the World's 'Circular Economy Hotspot'

The Next Economy / This week, circular economy experts from over 20 countries convened in Scotland as Glasgow hosted the third annual Circular Economy Hotspot. Glasgow used the occasion to announce its intention to become Scotland’s first circular city — this will involve Glasgow City Council publishing the country’s first circular economy route map with a key target to power 15 percent of the city’s homes with renewable energy by 2030. - 2 years ago

Better Data and Metrics: Next Steps in Powering a Circular Economy?
Better Data and Metrics: Next Steps in Powering a Circular Economy?

New Metrics / Scotland remains one of the world’s leading nations on circular economy thinking — this year Glasgow will host the Circular Economy Hotspot, an international event and trade mission that will showcase the country’s progressive approach to materials and resource use. - 3 years ago

Where Next for Subsidies as Electric Vehicles Mainstream?
Where Next for Subsidies as Electric Vehicles Mainstream?

Cleantech / The future of transport is shaping up electric — by 2040, more than half of all new car sales and a third of global fleet will be electrified, according to research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Its latest forecast shows sales of electric vehicles (EVs) increasing from 1.1 million worldwide in 2017 to 11 million in 2025, then surging to 30 million in 2030 as they become cheaper to produce than internal combustion engine cars. - 3 years ago

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Why the Food Industry Can’t Risk Anything Less Than ‘Radical Transparency’
Why the Food Industry Can’t Risk Anything Less Than ‘Radical Transparency’

Walking the Talk / As food supply chains grow more complex, consumers are setting higher expectations for food quality, safety and sustainability as they seek more aspirational choices around what they eat. But food scares continue to happen, one of the most famous being the horse meat scandal in 2013. - 3 years ago

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