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Nike Challenge Seeks ‘Revolutionary’ New Low-Impact Materials

Nike on Friday announced two efforts to reduce its environmental footprint and enable business growth: a collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Climate CoLab to bring innovation in materials to the forefront of the climate conversation, and a commitment to reach 100-percent renewable energy in company-owned and operated facilities … Read more »

Lego

Lego to Spend $105.5M on Sustainable Materials R&D

The Lego Group says it will invest 1 billion Danish Krone ($150.5 million) to research, develop and implement new, sustainable, raw materials to manufacture Lego toys and packaging materials. The investment will be used to build the Lego Sustainable Materials Centre at the group’s headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and will … Read more »

Dell

Dell Sets 2020 Environmental Goals

Dell plans to divert from landfills 90 percent of waste generated in its buildings and ensure 100 percent of its product packaging is sourced from sustainable materials such as straw, mushrooms and bamboo by 2020. These are two of the 12 environmental goals Dell announced today in its 2020 Legacy … Read more »

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DuPont Sustainable Fiber Hits Fashion Week Runway

DuPont and the American Chemistry Council are among the organizations rolling out sustainable fabrics and initiatives during New York Fashion Week. DuPont has collaborated with women’s fashion brand Cushnie et Ochs, which showcased conceptual designs made with DuPont Sorona fiber down its runway. Sonora replaces a traditionally petrochemical-based ingredient with … Read more »

Moda Center

How Sports Teams Divert Waste Using Bioplastic

The Moda Center (pictured), home of the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers, achieved an 87 percent landfill waste diversion rate in 2013 to date and has saved more than $567,000 in costs associated with waste disposal since 2008. This is one example of how major league teams are using compostable food … Read more »

Ford F-150

Ford F-150 Sustainable Materials Include Rices Hulls

Ford has added rice hulls to the list of sustainable materials used to build its F-150 truck. As part of the company’s ongoing efforts to use recycled content in its vehicles, Ford is using plastic reinforced with rice hulls — a byproduct of rice grain — in an electrical harness … Read more »

Nike Making app

Nike App Ranks Materials’ Sustainability

Nike has launched an app to help designers and product creators see the environmental impact of the materials they choose and make more sustainable apparel. Making is a designer-specific app that ranks materials based on four environmental impact areas: water, chemistry, energy and waste. The app, which is powered by … Read more »

Launch Challenge

Nike, NASA Launch Sustainable Materials Challenge

Nike, along with partners NASA, the US Agency for International Development and the US Department of State, have challenged materials manufacturers and others to create new, sustainable materials. About 150 billion garments were produced around the world in 2010 and by 2015 the global apparel industry is expected to produce … Read more »

Nike Supply Chain to Use Bluesign Sustainability Tools

Nike has partnered with Bluesign Technologies in an effort to use more sustainable materials and chemistries in its products. The partnership makes available Bluesign’s assessments tools and data to Nike’s materials suppliers. Previously, to access these tools and data, a brand would have to take its supply chain through individual … Read more »

Nike, LLamasoft Partner on Environmentally Friendly Supply Chain Software

Nike and supply chain software designer LLamasoft have partnered to make international supply chains more environmentally friendly and efficient. Nike, which has been a customer of Michigan-based LLamasoft for two years and has a minority investment in the company, says it will use Llamasoft’s software platform to make its supply … Read more »