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Green Chemistry

Nike, NASA Bring Green Chemistry Ideas to Market

A low-cost, low-energy process for treating high-salinity industrial wastewater and affordable biodegradable plastics produced from methane are among the 10 winners of a green chemistry challenge co-sponsored by Nike and NASA. The latest system Challenge initiated by Launch — an open innovation platform founded by NASA, Nike, the US Agency … Read more »

fashion week

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 »

Raid

SC Johnson Builds Sustainable Insecticide Supply, Boosts Farmers’ Incomes

SC Johnson has partnered with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture to help Rwanda pyrethrum farmers boost incomes while creating an environmentally and economically sustainable raw materials source. Pyrethrum, or py, is a fast-acting and highly effective insecticide extracted from the dried … 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 »

Running Shoes

Running Shoes’ Carbon Footprint ‘More than 60% Manufacturing’

More than two-thirds of a running shoe’s carbon footprint can come from manufacturing processes, with a smaller percentage arising from acquiring or extracting raw materials, according to Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers. The MIT team says a typical pair of running shoes generates 30 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. The … Read more »

Nike, Disney Inaugural Partners of Otis Sustainability Alliance

Eddie Bauer, Disney, Nike, Patagonia, Quiksilver and Todd Oldham are the first apparel brands to join the Otis Sustainability Alliance, a partnership between the fashion industry and higher education that aims to advance environmental, social and economic sustainability. The Otis College of Art and Design launched the alliance Saturday at … Read more »

Water Innovation Competition Pairs Startups, Food Companies

Imagine H2O has announced an initiative to establish pilot programs for water startups — the winners of its food and agriculture competition — with commercial growers and food processors in California’s Central Valley. The group’s fifth annual program aims to advance innovation in using, supplying and treating water to improve … Read more »