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…

Levi Strauss & Co. Signs $2.3M Deal to Cut Water Use and Emissions

Levi Strauss & Co. recently signed a $2.3 million cooperation agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. This deal is expected to help the denim maker meet its goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and water use in its supply chain. By 2025, LS&Co. committed to achieving a 90% reduction…

How artificial intelligence helps recycling become more circular

Smart robots, sensors and vision systems fortified with machine learning software are creeping into production at recycling facilities in Colorado, Japan and Europe. The promise is twofold: Not only could these technologies help speed up the rate at which incoming items can be sorted, they could dramatically improve the accuracy with which operations can identify specific types…

The Fashion Industry’s Massive Transformation

The fashion industry faces significant challenges when it comes to environmental responsibility. It loses about $500 billion of value every year due to lack of recycling and clothes being thrown into landfill, and it accounts for as much as 10% of global carbon emissions, according to the UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion. Meanwhile, the average consumer buys 60%…