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Sustainable Materials Take Hold in the Apparel Industry: Q&A with C&A Foundation’s Anita Chester

Sustainable Materials Take Hold in the Apparel Industry: Q&A with C&A Foundation’s Anita Chester

Anita Chester, head of sustainable raw materials at C&A Foundation, discusses supply chain advancements in the apparel industry, including an increase in organic cotton sourcing.

Rivals McDonald’s and Starbucks Collaborate on Sustainable Cups

Rivals McDonald’s and Starbucks Collaborate on Sustainable Cups

McDonald’s announced that the company has joined Starbucks in the NextGen Cup Consortium and Challenge. The rivals are now founding members of a group convened by Closed Loop Partners to develop sustainable cups for foodservice.

Target Exceeds 2020 Waste Diversion and Recycling Goal

Target Exceeds 2020 Waste Diversion and Recycling Goal

Target already exceeded its 2020 goal to divert 70% of retail waste from landfills through reuse or recycling, according to the company’s newly published 2018 corporate responsibility report. As a result, Target set a new goal to achieve a 75% diversion rate by the end of this year.

HP’s Sustainability Criteria Helped Generate $700M in New Revenue

HP’s Sustainability Criteria Helped Generate $700M in New Revenue

HP Inc. says that sustainable impact was a key differentiator for more than $700 million in new business last year. The company’s newly published 2017 Sustainable Impact Report shows a 38% year-over-year increase in sales bids with sustainability requirements.

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.

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