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SC Johnson, Liverpool FC Team Up to Repurpose Fan Plastic Waste

WASTE NOT - In its latest partnership with a professional sports team, SCJ will collect empty plastic bottles from each game for recycling into new Mr Muscle® bottles; as well as promote sustainability, health and hygiene.

Can We Evolve from the Chip Shortage to Better Supply Chains and Consumption Habits?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As the global chip shortage drags on and demand for electronics exceeds supply, we hope that the market for refurbished electronic devices and a circular economy will gain more traction.

PepsiCo Announces Strategic End-to-End Transformation: pep+ (PepsiCo Positive)

PRESS RELEASE - PEPSICO ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC END-TO-END TRANSFORMATION: pep+ (PepsiCo Positive)

Stanley Black & Decker Commits $25M to Train Over 3M Skilled Trade Workers

THE NEXT ECONOMY - As the latest company to use its size and scale to help equip the next generation of workers, SBD’s ‘Empower Makers’ grants aim to advance and accelerate vocational skills training programs in the next five years — and change misconceptions that these careers are not financially rewarding.

P&G Becomes Latest Multinational to Accelerate Climate-Action Plans

COLLABORATION - The consumer goods giant has shared a new Climate Transition Action Plan, new science-based targets and a goal of net-zero emissions — Scope 1-3 — by 2040.

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PureCycle announces partnership with Mitsui to develop ultra-pure recycled polypropylene plant in Japan

PRESS RELEASE - PureCycle announces partnership with Mitsui to develop ultra-pure recycled polypropylene plant in Japan. Plastic-to-plastic recycler expands footprint in Asia Pacific.

Can the Food Sector Survive the Water Crisis?

SUPPLY CHAIN - New data from the IPCC shows that more frequent, intense droughts could squeeze the food sector with too little water. This year, we are getting a glimpse of what that might look like.

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.

Carlsberg Group Joins Companies Using Marketing to Drive Climate Action

MARKETING AND COMMS - The brewing giant joins 16 other global companies in signing onto the World Federation of Advertisers’ Planet Pledge, which aims to change marketing from a driver of consumption into a catalyst for more sustainable thinking and behavior.

Logitech Unveils Strategy to Reach Net Zero by 2030, Eyes Climate Positivity

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The first consumer electronics company to provide detailed carbon-impact data on all of its products, Logitech says all of its products and operations will be carbon neutral by the end of 2021.

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New thinksound™ headphones are first to market with sustainable materials

PRESS RELEASE - New thinksound™ headphones are first to market with sustainable materials. Flagship over-ear headphones use Eastman Trēva™ engineering bioplastic.

Dentsu International and Malaria No More UK share latest creative development in global Draw The Line campaign

PRESS RELEASE - Dentsu International and Malaria No More UK have joined forces with Facebook and acclaimed Nigerian artist Láolú Senbanjo, to launch the latest component to their Zero Malaria campaign.

Trending: Tech Giants Laying Groundwork for More Diverse, Equitable Tech Economy in US

WALKING THE TALK - HP, HPE, Intel and Microsoft are launching the HBCU Technology Conference, to equip students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities to excel in tech careers; while Apple has expanded its Racial Equity and Justice Initiative with $30M worth of new programs.

Clorox Sets 2030 Science-Based Targets for Reducing Greenhouse Gases and Commits to Achieving Net Zero Emissions by 2050

PRESS RELEASE - Clorox Sets 2030 Science-Based Targets for Reducing Greenhouse Gases and Commits to Achieving Net Zero Emissions by 2050.

How the Tourism Industry Can Help Fight the Plastic Pandemic

WASTE NOT - When COVID hit in 2020, tourism frantically tried to carry on, with hygiene at the crux — often by wrapping everything in plastic. As travel struggles to regain its footing, responsibility and sustainability must once again be given priority to futureproof the industry.

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Tractor Beverage Co. Offers Living Case Study in Linking Regenerative Ag to Large-Scale Foodservice

SUPPLY CHAIN - With novel flavors and tough farming standards in tow, the Idaho startup is bringing healthier “softer” drinks to a hardy corner of the beverage market — in a way that really links the farmer to the cup.

First-of-Its-Kind Methodology Provides Standard for Measuring Food Waste Across Hotel Chains

NEW METRICS - Accor, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG Hotels & Resorts, and Marriott International collaborated with WWF and Greenview on the industry-wide waste-measurement methodology.

Partnering Across the Value Chain in India: New Opportunities to Close the Loop

FROM PURPOSE TO ACTION: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE TOGETHER - Although progress is being made to advance a circular economy, converting difficult-to-recycle flexible plastics and films, such as plastic bags, into new products has largely been untouched by recycling innovators. Dow, Circulate Capital and Lucro Plast-e-cycle are partnering to change that.

How eCommerce Can Reduce Both Shoe Returns and Their Environmental Effects

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Retailers and brands that view themselves as leaders in a customer's online shopping journey, and want to keep their trust in sustainability initiatives, need to solve the root of the return culture problem: Fit. Sizeable advancements in AI and machine learning have put the perfect fit in the hands of everyone.

IKEA Brings Circular Model Stateside with Pilot of Buy Back & Resell Service

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The retailer is piloting the service, which helps customers prolong the life of their furniture, at IKEA Conshohocken for a limited time — with a goal of expanding it to all of its US stores in the future.

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