Trend: Circularity becomes measurable

Having moved from fringe, mostly academic conversations into the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies and the halls of parliament around the world, the idea of a circular economy is growing up fast. In its infancy, circularity’s primary pain point was awareness and conceptual understanding — or a lack thereof. Now, in the impressionable days of…

Global Recycled PET Market Set to Nearly Double by 2029

The global market for recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is expected to almost double between 2019 and 2029, reaching $4.7 billion, according to a new report. Future Market Insights looked at historical demand for this particular form of recycled plastic from 2014–2018, and used that analysis to forecast statistics for 2019–2029. The increase is likely to…

Rethinking Waste Management Systems at Large-Scale Sporting Events

With this year’s Super Bowl just behind us and the 2020 Summer Olympics only months away, the amount of waste generated by large-scale sporting events should be top of mind for governments, corporations, athletic teams and sporting arenas. Each year, the Super Bowl generates around 40 tons of waste, and attendees at sporting events across the…

Not pulp fiction: Absolut, Coca-Cola and the paper bottle project

The quest to design more sustainable bottles has led a quartet of companies — Danish beer maker Carlsberg, spirits company Absolut (part of France’s Pernod Ricard), French personal care company L’Oreal and a European group of beverage firm Coca-Cola — to consider a seemingly unlikely material for containing liquids: paper. Product development teams at all…

Textile & Sustainability: How can companies source… more sustainably…

Geçtiğimiz ay, tekstil sektörü için sürdürülebilirlik adına çok önemli uygulamalı/pratik yaklaşımlar içeren özel bir yazı dizisi Green.Biz kapsamında yayımlandı. Liesl Truscott‘ın kaleme aldığı yazılara aşağıdaki adreslerden ulaşabilirsiniz: How companies can source polyester more sustainably https://www.greenbiz.com/article/how-companies-can-source-polyester-more-sustainably How companies can source cotton more sustainably https://www.greenbiz.com/article/how-companies-can-source-cotton-more-sustainably How companies can integrate a more sustainable materials strategy into their business…

Here are the winners and losers on climate policy in 2019

State lawmakers across the country either have wrapped up their legislative sessions or are on the verge of what they refer to as sine die. The result is a panoply of policy that’s mostly good, but also bad and ugly when it comes to our nation’s economy, environment and sustainability. For the most part, states continue…

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

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…

Turkey Materials Marketplace (TMM) 5. Etkileşim Toplantısı’na gözlemci olarak katıldık…

İş Dünyası ve Sürdürülebilir Kalkınma Derneği (SKD) tarafından Eski Büyükdere İskelesi‘nde gerçekleştirilen Turkey Materials Marketplace (TMM) 5. Etkileşim Toplantısı‘na gözlemci olarak katıldık; Döngüsel Ekonomi’nin oluşumundaki hızlanma ile vizyoner yaklaşımları içselleştirdik. SKD koordinasyon ekibine misafirperverliği için çok teşekkür ederiz. S.E.Ç. Sürdürülebilirlik Danışmanlığı