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…

Wrangler Sources 100% Local Traceable Cotton for New Denim Collection

Wrangler introduced a new denim collection today made with sustainably grown, traceable cotton from five US states. The Rooted Collection helps move the brand toward its goal of reaching 100% sustainable cotton by 2025. Each piece in the limited collection of five state-specific jeans was grown, milled, cut, and sewn in the United States, Wrangler…

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…

Moving beyond food footprints to sustainable food systems

This article is sponsored by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor with the Beef Checkoff. If you’ve heard that beef has a higher carbon or land footprint than many other foods, you should know that is largely correct. Higher footprints for beef are driven by the biology of cattle — they are large ruminant animals…

Design Considerations to Achieve Low Maintenance Water Treatment Systems

For industrial and remediation water treatment systems, long-term operational costs (OPEX) can vastly outweigh the initial capital expenditure – especially as the system approaches the end of its useful life. Unfortunately, and understandably, treatment system design tends to focus on the treatment efficacy and often neglects maintenance elements, which increase the total cost of ownership…