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….

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…

H&M Launches Line of Athletic-Wear from ‘More Sustainable Fabrics’

Fashion retailer H&M has partnered with Sydney-based brand P.E. Nation for a line of athletic-wear made with more sustainable materials, the company announced. The line will feature P.E. Nation items reimagined in “more sustainable fabrics,” according to H&M. These include organic cotton and recycled polyester. The line includes activewear, T-shirts, swimwear and undergarments.  H&M recently…

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…

Nike Designed 2020 Olympic Apparel and Footwear for Minimal Waste

Nike presented new athletic apparel and footwear this week for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The collections for competition and medal ceremonies feature sustainable materials and were designed for minimal waste, the company said. A medal ceremony collection for Team USA reimagines the company’s Windrunner jacket using 100% recycled polyester. Nike said that the Japanese kimono-inspired…

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…

Levi Strauss & Co. Expands Chemical Screening in its Supply Chain

Levi Strauss & Co. formed a partnership with international testing services provider Hohenstein to use Oeko-Tex Eco Passport chemical product certification in the apparel-maker’s supply chain. LS&Co. said that Eco Passport complements an open-source program that the company had previously developed called Screened Chemistry. As LS&Co. explains, Screened Chemistry scrutinizes chemical formulations to prevent potentially hazardous compounds…