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Global Circular Fashion Initiatives Receive $1.5 Million in Funding

Global Circular Fashion Initiatives Receive $1.5 Million in Funding

C&A Foundation announced $1.5 million in funding for five circular fashion initiatives worldwide to bridge the gap in implementing circular business models throughout the global apparel value chain.

Hugo Boss Sets Sustainable Material Targets, Emphasizes Circular Fashion

Hugo Boss Sets Sustainable Material Targets, Emphasizes Circular Fashion

The Hugo Boss Group is developing sustainable sourcing strategies for its most important materials based on natural capital valuations, according to the global apparel company’s latest sustainability report. This month Hugo Boss published its fifth sustainability report. For the first time, it contained the non-financial report required by CSR-RUG, the … Read more »

Extracting Metals from E-Waste Costs 13 Times Less Than Mining Ore

Extracting Metals from E-Waste Costs 13 Times Less Than Mining Ore

Extracting metals like gold and copper from electronic waste isn’t just sustainable, it’s actually 13 times cheaper than obtaining the metals from mines, according to new research.

Unilever Joins Partnership to Turn PET Waste into Virgin Grade Material

Unilever Joins Partnership to Turn PET Waste into Virgin Grade Material

  Unilever, Dutch chemicals start-up Ioniqa, and PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) resin producer Indorama Ventures (IVL) have joined forces to develop a food packaging system that converts PET waste into virgin grade material. According to plasticsinpackaging.com, non-recycled PET waste such as colored bottles are broken down to base molecule level, while separating the color and other … Read more »

VF Corporation Shifts To a Circular Business Model

VF Corporation Shifts To a Circular Business Model

VF Corporation’s vice president of global corporate sustainability Letitia Webster talks about recommerce, shifting to a circular business model, and transforming the apparel industry.

Circular Fibers Report Calls for a New Textiles Economy

Circular Fibers Report Calls for a New Textiles Economy

Every second, humanity trashes or burns enough clothing to fill a garbage truck, according to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. In response, this week the foundation’s Circular Fibers Initiative released a sustainability report calling for a new textiles economy. Industry giants like H&M and Nike back the report, which proposes a … Read more »

P&G Touts Ocean Plastic Initiative with Fairy Bottles Plucked from Beaches

P&G Touts Ocean Plastic Initiative with Fairy Bottles Plucked from Beaches

Procter & Gamble says its consumers “care deeply” about the environment and, with that in mind, has launched its new Fairy Ocean Plastic bottle made 10% ocean plastic, collected from the ocean and beaches around the world, and 90% post-consumer recycled plastic.

Developing Smart Partnerships To Reduce Waste: Q&A with Ingersoll Rand

Developing Smart Partnerships To Reduce Waste: Q&A with Ingersoll Rand

Scott Tew, executive director of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at Ingersoll Rand discusses how the company forms effective partnerships across its value stream to reduce waste and increase recyclability.

Product Design for the Circular Economy: Q&A with Sterilis

Product Design for the Circular Economy: Q&A with Sterilis

“Listen to your customers. Everybody is looking to cut costs, remove inefficiencies, and do the right thing. They’re pursuing sustainability initiatives and they have ideas.” Bob Winskowicz and Jeff Bell from the medical waste processing device company Sterilis discuss product design for the circular economy.

Leaders Unveil Their Secrets: Business Case for Environmental Stewardship

Leaders Unveil Their Secrets: Business Case for Environmental Stewardship

Editor’s note: As sustainable business operations go from “nice to have” to “must have,” companies seem to be more willing to talk about the business side of sustainability. How are their investments in environmental management paying off? At our Environmental Leader 2017 Conference earlier this summer, one of the major take-aways … Read more »

Like Other Cosmetic Giants, L’Oreal Chases ‘Circular Economy,’ Improved Water/Carbon Footprint

Like Other Cosmetic Giants, L’Oreal Chases ‘Circular Economy,’ Improved Water/Carbon Footprint

L’Oreal will be striving toward a neutral or positive water footprint for some sites by improving treatment and reuse processes, as well as increasing reuse and recycling of waste by boosting material recovery at all L’Oreal sites. The beauty company is working with Suez, a company that provides solutions for … Read more »

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