5 Sustainable Fashion Industry Innovations Awarded $1 Million by H&M Foundation

The five winning entries of the 2020 Global Change Award include innovations from lab-grown cotton and creating fabrics from protein DNA, to tracking sustainable fibers by using blockchain technology, wastewater separation and converting carbon dioxide into sustainable polyester. Global Change Award is the non-profit H&M Foundation’s fifth annual innovation challenge. The goal is to identify early stage, disruptive ideas that can make fashion more sustainable, and to scale…

“Koronavirüsü, kendimizi izole edeceğimiz bir geleceğin önizlemesidir.”

Yazan: Will OREMUS Çeviren: Hande Yetkin Kaynak: https://yesilgazete.org/blog/2020/03/17/koronavirusu-kendimizi-izole-edecegimiz-bir-gelecegin-onizlemesi/ Haftanın her günü sabah 8.45’te dört yaşındaki oğlumu kreşe bırakıyor, ona sarılarak vedalaşıyor ve eve dönüyorum. Bu genellikle evden ayrılmak durumunda kaldığım son an oluyor ve sonrasında 17.15’te oğlum ve eşim eve dönene kadarki süreçte odayı başka bir insanla paylaşmıyorum. Bu durum hayatımı kısmen yalnız geçirdiğim anlamına…

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…

Starbucks Begins Market Tests on Recyclable and Compostable Cups

This month, Starbucks begins its first market tests of a recyclable and compostable hot cups as part of the NextGen Cup Challenge, which seeks to address single-use packaging waste by developing an industry-wide recyclable and compostable to-go cup solution. This is a step forward in the company’s journey to better manage its waste by ensuring more reuse and recycling….

L’Oreal to Obtain Years of 100% Recycled PET Resin for Packaging

L’Oreal is taking a big step toward creating a circular economy with an agreement to purchase PET resin made of 100% recycled materials for its packaging needs for the next several years. The French personal care company has signed a multi-year agreement with Loop Industries for the resin. Loop says that its low-energy technology depolymerizes…

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…

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…

Microsoft 2030’da “Karbon Negatif” Olacak

Teknoloji devi Microsoft şirket sürdürülebilirliği tarihinde bir ilke imza atarak 2030 yılında, bütün tedarik zincirlerinde karbon negatif olacağını duyurdu. Dünya teknoloji devlerinden Microsoft 16 Ocak’ta, 2030 yılında bütün tedarik zincirlerinde karbon negatif olacağını duyurarak bir ilke imza attı. Şirket ayrıca, kuruluş yılı olan 1975’ten bu yana sebep olduğu doğrudan (üretim kaynaklı) ve dolaylı (elektrik sarfiyatı…

How 16 initiatives are changing urban agriculture through tech and innovation

The United Nations estimates (PDF) that nearly 10 billion people will live in cities by 2050. According to a recent publication by the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition, urban eaters consume most of the food produced globally and maintain more resource-intensive diets including increased animal-source and processed foods — rich in salt, sugar and fats. At the same…