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Unilever, EU Build on Plans for Plastics Recycling, But Problems Plague UK
Unilever, EU Build on Plans for Plastics Recycling, But Problems Plague UK

The Next Economy / This week, building on news that HP, Inc and IKEA joined a global consortium working to develop the first global network of ocean-bound plastics supply chains, the public and private sector made further strides on creating a circular economy for packaging around the world. - 3 years ago

UPS Launching First-of-Its-Kind Urban Delivery Solution in Seattle
UPS Launching First-of-Its-Kind Urban Delivery Solution in Seattle

Product, Service & Design Innovation / A growing number of forward-thinking companies have set about redesigning urban mobility solutions to meet the needs of modern cities and their citizens — from Lyft committing to providing carbon-neutral ride-sharing nationwide; to the growing popularity of electric bikes and scooters for personal mobility; to Ford’s work on everything from autonomous and connected vehicles to roads, parking and public transit solutions to - 3 years ago

Q&A: YouNoodle on Why Startups Can Be Key to Your Sustainability Strategy
Q&A: YouNoodle on Why Startups Can Be Key to Your Sustainability Strategy

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Well known as a technology engine — with a global network of 200,000+ startups that has powered a 1000+ innovation/startup competitions and challenges — YouNoodle might not be the first company you think of for advice on corporate sustainability strategy. But as the industrial era is replaced by a more entrepreneurial society, YouNoodle is helping brands and organizations keep up with disruptive innovation — and the sustainability space could certainly use more of that. - 3 years ago

Nespresso, Starbucks, Lin-Manuel Miranda Partner to Revive Puerto Rican Coffee Sector
Nespresso, Starbucks, Lin-Manuel Miranda Partner to Revive Puerto Rican Coffee Sector

Finance & Investment / The Hispanic Federation, together with actor Lin-Manuel Miranda and his family, today announced the launch of a five-year initiative to revitalize Puerto Rico’s coffee sector. The founding partners include Hispanic Federation, Nespresso, The Rockefeller Foundation, Starbucks, TechnoServe and World Coffee Research, all of which are committed to supporting smallholder coffee farmers on the island. - 3 years ago

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REI Again Urging Americans to #OptOutside, Studying Link to Human Health
REI Again Urging Americans to #OptOutside, Studying Link to Human Health

Behavior Change / For the fourth year in a row, this Black Friday, REI will close all 153 stores, process no online payments and pay more than 12,000 employees to #OptOutside with friends and family. - 3 years ago

Study Sees Progress Towards More Robust Reporting on Global Issues
Study Sees Progress Towards More Robust Reporting on Global Issues

Marketing and Comms / Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and British creative consultancy Radley Yeldar released the sixth edition of Reporting matters — WBCSD’s annual review of member companies’ sustainability and integrated reports. - 3 years ago

World's First Search Engine for Clean Drinking Water Also Fights Plastic Bottle Pollution
World's First Search Engine for Clean Drinking Water Also Fights Plastic Bottle Pollution

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Consumers report that the prevailing reason why they buy bottled water is "convenience." Anyone can search online for the nearest gas station, coffee shop or nail salon, but when it comes to thirst, what options does one have? Open Google Maps and search “water fountain” — or ask Siri or Alexa, “Where can I fill up my water bottle?” No one has ever indexed the locations and prices of clean water around the world ... until now. - 3 years ago

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

Waste Not / 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. - 3 years ago

Nat Geo, Wattpad Call for Stories About Global Plastic Crisis
Nat Geo, Wattpad Call for Stories About Global Plastic Crisis

Collaboration / The only positive side of the marine plastic problem is the growing tide of actions from the global business community to try and solve it — in the past year alone, the issue has spawned campaigns, documentaries, cross-industry collaborations, scientific breakthroughs, - 3 years ago

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Trending: Biomimetic Cement, Self-Healing Polymer Could Revolutionize Materials Game
Trending: Biomimetic Cement, Self-Healing Polymer Could Revolutionize Materials Game

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / New innovations in materials science by two of the US’ most respected engineering and research institutions could revolutionize the materials we use for a host of applications across industries. First, what if the inherent weaknesses of a material actually made houses and buildings stronger during wildfires and earthquakes? - 3 years ago

New Report, WRI Platform and … Wu-Tang Clan Make Case for Plant-Based Diets
New Report, WRI Platform and … Wu-Tang Clan Make Case for Plant-Based Diets

Behavior Change / Meat-heavy diets have been under increased scrutiny of late, spawning a host of research and campaigns linking them to the accelerating impacts of climate change around the world. Now, a new report from the Changing Markets Foundation, Mighty Earth and Compassion in World Farming points the finger at governments, which they say are failing to tackle meat over-consumption to meet climate targets. - 3 years ago

New Guide Helps Banks, Investors, Insurers Assess Their Natural Capital Impacts
New Guide Helps Banks, Investors, Insurers Assess Their Natural Capital Impacts

New Metrics / The Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA), together with the Natural Capital Coalition and VBDO, has launched a groundbreaking guide to help financial institutions understand and assess their reliance on natural capital — i.e. the clean air, oceans, ecosystems and minerals that most of our goods and services depend on. - 3 years ago

BMW Group, Northvolt, Umicore to Develop Closed-Loop System for EV Batteries
BMW Group, Northvolt, Umicore to Develop Closed-Loop System for EV Batteries

Cleantech / The project aims to continue the sustainable industrialization of battery cells in Europe and the associated acquisition of skills — from cell chemistry and development through to production and ultimately recycling. - 3 years ago

Closed Loop Fund Launches FlexPack Recovery Challenge, Gets $10M Infusion from Amazon
Closed Loop Fund Launches FlexPack Recovery Challenge, Gets $10M Infusion from Amazon

The Next Economy / Amazon today announced that it will invest $10 million in Closed Loop Fund to support recycling infrastructure in the United States. The investment will increase the availability of curbside recycling for 3 million homes in communities across the country, making it easier for customers to recycle and further develop end markets for recycled commodities. The investment will divert 1 million tons of recyclable material from landfill into the recycling stream and eliminate the equivalent of 2 million metric tons of CO2 by 2028 — equivalent to shutting down a coal-fired power plant for six months. - 3 years ago

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140 US Companies Band Together to Rally More People to the Polls
140 US Companies Band Together to Rally More People to the Polls

Marketing and Comms / Companies across the US have banded together to support the Time to Vote campaign, a nonpartisan effort led by CEOs aimed at increasing voter participation. - 3 years ago

10 Burning Questions: PMI on How It Will Create a Smoke-Free Future
10 Burning Questions: PMI on How It Will Create a Smoke-Free Future

Organizational Change / Jennifer Motles and her colleagues at Philip Morris International (PMI) are on a crusade to end smoking. They know many of us probably won’t believe them. And they are OK with that; they just want the chance to prove it. - 3 years ago

£1.4M Prize Awaits UK Circular Plastics Flagship Projects
£1.4M Prize Awaits UK Circular Plastics Flagship Projects

The Next Economy / A new £1.4 million flagship projects competition was launched at the inaugural annual meeting for members of The UK Plastics Pact, held in London yesterday. - 3 years ago

HP, Girl Rising Mark Int'l Day of the Girl with 12 Inspiring Stories of Empowerment
HP, Girl Rising Mark Int'l Day of the Girl with 12 Inspiring Stories of Empowerment

Behavior Change / Today, in honor of International Day of the Girl, HP and Girl Rising — a nonprofit dedicated to eradicating poverty by providing education to girls — are celebrating 12 stories of female empowerment gathered from around the globe as part of the first-ever Girl Rising Creative Challenge. Introduced on International Women’s Day in March, the challenge was a call-to-action to highlight storytelling that has the power to change the world. - 3 years ago

PepsiCo, Seventh Gen, CLF Bring Sustainable Plastics Closer to Reality
PepsiCo, Seventh Gen, CLF Bring Sustainable Plastics Closer to Reality

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / There’s a flurry of activity this week, as several heavy-hitters announce moves that promise big ripple effects in the plastics and packaging space. PepsiCo, Inc. today announced a multi-year supply agreement with Loop Industries, Inc., a leading technology innovator in sustainable plastic, that will enable PepsiCo to purchase production capacity from Loop’s joint venture facility in the US and incorporate Loop™ PET plastic, which is 100 percent recycled material, into its product packaging by early 2020. - 3 years ago

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Trending: Scottish Ale, 3D Printing Filament Among Latest Food Waste Innovations
Trending: Scottish Ale, 3D Printing Filament Among Latest Food Waste Innovations

Waste Not / A Canadian startup called Genecis, formed by a group of graduates from the University of Toronto Scarborough, is upcycling food waste into biodegradable plastics, which can then be used in everything from 3D printing filament to packaging. - 3 years ago

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