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Rethinking the 'P' word

[ad_1] Friday, February 14, 2020 – 1:42am ShutterstockAlejandroCarnicero The overabundance of plastic brings opportunities along with the obvious problems. This article was originally published by the University of Cambridge. In Tokyo, a householder consults her 60-page “Garbage Separation and Disposal” system to check whether it’s a recycle day for plastic bottles or for all other …

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How big data and AI can make supply chains better for consumers and the planet

[ad_1] Wednesday, February 12, 2020 – 12:10am ShutterstockRawpixel.com “Big data.” “Artificial intelligence.” “Supply chain.” These buzzwords are fast becoming a part of our everyday lexicon. And because they’re bandied about so much, it’s worth taking a closer look at each of them and their role in shaping more responsible consumption. Consumerism isn’t going away — …

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The potential for circular textiles to have a positive impact on work and workers

[ad_1] Friday, February 7, 2020 – 1:12am Photo by Md Salman on Unsplash The circular economy is taking main stage in the fashion industry. Commitments to circularity are being made by the largest brands and retailers out there. Markets for circular business models are showing significant growth, such as the recommerce market expected to almost …

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Absolut Mixt, paper bottle, Louise Werner

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

[ad_1] Thursday, February 6, 2020 – 1:45am The Absolut Company Louise Werner, director of future packaging at The Absolut Company, is part of a team preparing a pilot of its first-generation package, for its Absolut Mixt “cooler” product line, in an undeclared market this spring. The quest to design more sustainable bottles has led a …

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