The Plastics Industry Is Changing — Because It Has to

The plastics industry has become acutely self-aware. Directive targets must be met; new processes researched, developed and launched; and consumer education delivered. And looming over all of this is the spectre of sustainability, and the demonisation of plastics. That’s the general consensus among some of Europe’s leading plastic industry commentators — the very people working to…

5 emerging jobs in the circular economy

The circular economy is celebrated as a trillion-dollar opportunity beginning to penetrate industries around the world. There’s no sector or region left untouched by the potential for reinventing systems, products and services in a fashion that ultimately creates no waste and even regenerates natural systems. At least that’s the hope among evangelists of circularity, notably the Ellen…

Latest C2C Certified Product Standard Open for Public Comment

Today, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is inviting all stakeholders to help shape the fourth version of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard during a 60-day public comment period from 5 August to 4 October 2019. The draft standard and public comment form can be found on the Institute’s website; input received during the public comment period…

Major Fashion Brands Adopt Circular Economy Jeans Redesign

A group of major fashion brands and manufacturers agreed to change the way they produce jeans by adopting new guidelines from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Make Fashion Circular initiative. These new Jeans Redesign Guidelines are based on circular economy principles. Confirmed participants in the effort to date include denim brands Gap, C&A, H&M Group, Lee,…

Dow’s director of sustainability Julie Zaniewski on designing materials for recyclability

Videoyu İzlemek için: https://youtu.be/LtrQeqN4hDQ Dow’s director of sustainability Julie Zaniewski comes from a consumer packaged goods space. Her focus on design, packaging and consumer engagement is being brought upstream into the chemical giant. “Flexibles” can be challenging, but being able to break down siloes is critical to sustainability success and innovation. Source: https://www.greenbiz.com/video/dows-director-sustainability-julie-zaniewski-designing-materials-recyclability

Trending: Ratcheting Up to Sustainable Activewear, Inside and Out

Allied Feather & Down — creators of industry-leading responsible down sourcing is announcing the relaunch of its proprietary TrackMyDown.com website, an educational transparency tool designed to provide consumers and brands with all of the information they may need about the down lining their jacket or sleeping bag. After helping to create the now globally recognized Responsible Down Standard (RDS) within…

16 companies rethinking packaging

The United States generates almost 80 million tons of packaging waste each year, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. When landfilled or incinerated, this waste pollutes the environment and poses health risks (PDF) to humans and wildlife. Packaging is also the main source of the plastic pollution that is clogging the ocean and expected to exceed the weight of all fish by…