VF Corporation Signs UN Climate Change’s Fashion Industry Charter

VF Corporation became the latest apparel company to sign the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action this week. The UN charter aligned with the Paris Agreement launched in December and now has more than 40 signatories. The global apparel, footwear, and accessories company has nearly 70,000 associates and reports $12.4 billion in revenue. The North…

Changing Behavior, One Reused Item at a Time

Despite inspirational efforts being made across the top fashion brands, we are consuming more clothing, using it for nearly half as long and still filling up our Earth with unwanted and unused clothing and textiles. The existing solution we can utilize in our day-to-day lives and business practices is reuse. It’s been three years since…

Plastik atıkların yeni adresi Türkiye

Türkiye’nin, 2016 yılının ilk aylarında 4 bin ton olan plastik atık ithalatı 2018 başlarında aylık 33 bin tona kadar yükseldi. Çevre Örgütü Greenpeace’in yayımladığı yeni rapora göre, Çin’in yurt dışından plastik atık alımına 2018’de yasak koymasının ardından, bu atıkların yeni adresi Endonezya ve Türkiye oldu. Çin’deki yasak henüz uygulamaya girmeden plastik atık akışı Malezya, Vietnam…

Identifying Circular Economy Opportunities

Earth Day, celebrated by more than a billion people every year on April 22, marks the anniversary of what many consider to be the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. Now, nearly 50 years later, the need to mitigate environmental damage is more urgent than ever. Although society has come a long way in becoming more mindful…

Chemical Recycling of Plastic: Waste No More?

When it comes to the circular economy transition, plastics recycling is as much of a challenge as an opportunity. Could chemical recycling make the plastics value chain more circular whilst providing a profitable new industry branch? Plastic pollution of the oceans, the resulting damage to wildlife, and the human health risks from microplastic have ignited public…

H&M Reports 57% of All Materials Used in Production are Sustainable

H&M Group recently announced that 57% of all materials it uses to make its products are created using recycled or other sustainably sourced fibers. The company’s recently-released sustainability report covers the progress towards only using recycled and other sustainably sourced materials. In 2018, this was the case for 57% of all materials, which is an increase from…

Tetra Pak Cube Reduces Costs, Maximizes Space

Tetra Pak says its new packaging solution for dairy, juice and liquid was created to optimize the use of space in terms of distribution and storage, improving costs and reducing its environmental footprint. The package, part of the company’s Classic Aseptic family, requires less secondary packaging and needs about 40% less space to transport the…

AB InBev Turns ‘Leftover’ Alcohol into Biofuel

The AB InBev European headquarters is sending the leftover alcohol from the creation of its low- and no-alcohol beers to a biofuel plant in Belgium where its is converted into fuel. Alcohol left over from the brewing of 85 beers is enough to create one liter of biofuel, writes The Drinks Business. The brewer is…