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Plastic bottles floating in the sky

Rethinking the 'P' word

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 plastic …

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

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 — and …

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

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 double …

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Dow embraces circularity . . . and fossil fuels

Dow embraces circularity . . . and fossil fuels

Friday, February 7, 2020 – 2:15am GreenBiz Dow CEO Jim Fitterling in conversation with GreenBiz’s Joel Makower at GreenBiz 20 With the spinoff of materials giant Dow last year from the DowDuPont union, the company — which recorded $43 billion in annual sales for 2019 from selling the building blocks of plastics and coatings — …

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Absolut Mixt, paper bottle, Louise Werner

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

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 quartet …

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Label created for refurbished item from The North Face

The North Face aims to increase its circularity

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 – 8:12am The North Face Label created for refurbished item from The North Face’s inaugural Renewed Design Residency program workshop. The North Face is aiming to rev up its investment in circular design principles and practices, with an expansion of its The North Face Renewed program. First launched in June 2018, …

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